The Golden Globe winner, who took home the Best Screenplay award for ‘Django Unchained,’ dropped the vulgar N-word backstage in the press room! Do YOU think that’s crossing the line?
Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to controversy, and the Django Unchained writer and director definitely stirred up the drama backstage at the Golden Globes by saying the N-word in a room full of people.
The director has come under fire ever since Django Unchained premiered, with many people insisting that the 100-plus times the racial slur is uttered in the movie is unnecessary and over-the-top.
Quentin Tarantino Says Racial Slur Backstage At Golden Globes
But Quentin believes it’s important factor in telling the slave-era story about hatred and intolerance, especially in the South. So when he tried to defend himself and his movie yet again against the vulgar word, he said it in the press room backstage at the Golden Globes.
The usually noisy and chaotic room fell silent after Quentin uttered the phrase, according the The Hollywood Reporter, with only audible gasps and shocked whistles from reporters in response. And the writer and director wasn’t apologizing.
“They think I should soften it, that I should lie, that I should massage.” he said about critics who didn’t think him using the slur so often in the film was appropriate. “I would never do that when it comes to my characters,” he added.
Quentin Takes Home Golden Globe For Best Screenplay
The Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t seem offended by Quentin’s controversial use of the N-word in his film Django Unchained — he took home the Golden Globes for Best Screenplay, and actor Christoph Waltz won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the film.
What do YOU think of Quentin using the N-word backstage HollyoodLifers? Do you think it crossed the line? Let us know in the comments below!
– Christina Stiehl
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