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‘See something else. I’m not making them for you’: Quentin Tarantino’s Badass Reply To Thin-Skinned Haters Making an Issue Out of N-Word in His Movies


The American filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino, is one of the world’s most renowned filmmakers of all time. Movies like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs among others, speak volumes about why his next projects are always highly anticipated. The filmmaker certainly does have a unique style to his films, so much so that anyone watching the movie can realize the name of the director even before it shows up on the screens. Excess violence, uncanny dialogues, and an unapologetically repetitive theme pretty much make his movies.

Quentin Tarantino
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino

However, nothing in Hollywood is free of criticism, not even the top director himself. Quentin Tarantino has time and again received negative feedback about the excessive use of violence in his movies. He has also been called out for being racist owing to the frequent use of the N-word in his movies. Recently, Quentin Tarantino addressed the backlash he has been receiving throughout his career.

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Quentin Tarantino Claps Back at Haters

Quentin Tarantino on Who's Talking to Chris Wallace
Quentin Tarantino on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace

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While appearing as a guest on the HBO Max talk series, Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, Quentin Tarantino had his reply ready for Chris Wallace’s question. Wallace reminded Tarantino of his words that he was the conductor of the audience’s orchestra and asked him his thoughts on the audience barraging him for showing too much violence and using the N-word too frequently in his movies. Well, Tarantino has just the solution to viewers’ problems.

“You should see [something else]. Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies, then they aren’t the movies to go see. Apparently, I’m not making them for you.”

Even in previous interviews, the True Romance writer had shown absolutely zero interest in entertaining any questions about the violence in his movies. He told The New York Times that the criticism he receives is usually evenly divided between pros and cons. However, he stated that when Black critics came at him for Django Unchained, he couldn’t bother to care. His simple solution? If people do not like his movies, they can choose not to watch them. The director couldn’t care less.

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Quentin Tarantino Gets Support From Collaborators

Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson
Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson

Even though Tarantino has faced his fair share of criticism from viewers, he can find relief in the fact that the actors he has worked with have got his back. Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx have constantly shown support to the director.

Jackson has defended the use of the N-word in Tarantino’s movies stating that the whole issue is “bulls**t.” He told Esquire that people simply cannot tell a creator that he cannot write words for people from their ethnicities. He added that this would take the movie far from reality.

It’s some bulls**t. You can’t just tell a write he can’t talk, write the words, put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities, the way they use their words. You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”

He even compared Tarantino to 12 Years a Slave director, Steve McQueen. Jackson called out the hypocrisy where McQueen had the pass to use the N-word because he was supposed “artistically attacking the system” while when Tarantino does it, it is considered as nails on a chalkboard. He added that there was no dishonesty in Tarantino’s work.

Foxx also had the back of the Django Unchained director. He told Yahoo Entertainment that even though the N-word was used a hundred times in the script, what matters the most is that he understood the story. “That’s the way it was back in that time” he added suggesting that in the previous years, the story was what mattered in a film.

With Tarantino coming out with his tenth and final written-directed movie, it looks like viewers will just have to turn a blind eye to their criticism as Tarantino does not plan to change his ways, whether anyone likes it or not.

You can stream Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace on HBO Max.

Source: Variety

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.