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Quentin Tarantino Stands By Police Brutality Remarks

Controversial film director Quentin Tarantino seems to always find himself in hot water.

When his films like Django Unchained aren’t ruffling feathers, he’s facing backlash from police unions due to his solidarity with police brutality protesters.

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Many have labeled Tarantino a “cop hater” while others feel him bringing more attention to the issue is putting the lives of officers in danger.

Tarantino recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about his stance on police brutality saying, “All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that. I do believe that the cops who killed Eric Garner are murderers. I do believe that when Walter Scott was shot in the back in the park eight times by a cop, he was murdered. I do believe Tamir Rice was murdered.”

He was also asked about the calls for a boycott of his films.

“What they’re doing is pretty obvious. Instead of dealing with the incidents of police brutality that those people were bringing up, instead of examining the problem of police brutality in this country, better they single me out. And their message is very clear. It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me. It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument.”

Tarantino says, “I’m not being intimidated. Frankly, it feels lousy to have a bunch of police mouthpieces call me a cop hater. I’m not a cop hater. That is a misrepresentation. That is slanderous. That is not how I feel.”

However, Tarantino is receiving some Hollywood support. Jamie Foxx recently said for him to not give in to the pressure.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.