Quentin Tarantino Is Justified (In This Case)

He does have a penchant for violence and the word.

He does have a penchant for violence and the word.

I realize I have been remiss and not gone on record regarding the controversy over Django Unchained and the movie’s heavy use of the n-word. About the controversy, this is what Ace Showbiz wrote:

The racial controversy surrounding¬†Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” still continues. After Spike Lee openly criticized the movie over the repeated use of the N-word, which was deemed offensive by some African-American filmmakers, director Antoine Fuqua weighed in on the issue. He defended Tarantino and claimed that the “Pulp Fiction” helmer didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Well I haven’t seen the movie yet, though I probably will. But I do have to say from what I know of how the word is used in the movie, and the harsh violence portrayed, I think if there ever was a time for Tarantino to use the word in a film, this is it. The word was used by white slaveowners as much as any other descriptive, from all I have ever read or seen related to that time in our history. So as hard as it is for us to hear it used so excessively, it fits this movie.

Frankly I have a greater problem with rappers who pepper their raps with the word much more unnecessarily. Oh and the justification that they are ending the word with an “a” and not “er” makes no difference.

Here is the full article on the controversy.

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