Uh oh! Quentin Tarantino stepped right into controversy while accepting the Golden Globe for Best Movie Score on behalf of legendary Ennio Morricone for their film ‘The Hateful Eight.’ His use of the word ‘ghetto’ in his speech has some folks pretty upset!
You can always count on director Quentin Tarantino to put his foot in his mouth one way or another, and he did it again at the 2016 Golden Globes by using the term “ghetto” to subjugate film score composers while heaping praise upon his friend. That got not only presenter Jamie Foxx upset, but a lot of the internet outraged from his flip use the term. Read on for exactly what he said.
When 87-year-old Italian composer Ennio Morricone‘s name was announced honoring his work for Best Film Score at the Globes, his The Hateful Eight director Quentin bounced up to the stage to accept it….and completely made it all about himself. “Do you realize Ennio Morricone as far as I’m concerned is my favorite composer, and when I say favorite composer I don’t mean movie composer, that ghetto, I’m talking about Mozart, I’m talking about Beethoven, I’m talking about Schubert, that’s who I’m talking about,” naming off some of the greatest classical composers in history. But it wasn’t the high praise that got Quentin in trouble, it was calling the film score community “that ghetto,” as if they were people somehow lessened.
Even presenter Jamie — who worked with the director in Django Unchained — couldn’t believe he used the term! When Quentin finished the speech and the Ray star returned the microphone, the first word out of his mouth was a contemptuous “ghetto?” in complete disbelief. Even audience member, actress Regina King, seemed to have recoiled at the comment during an audience cutaway in the middle of Q.T.’s speech.
But it wasn’t just those in the theater who were upset, the Twittersphere exploded over the comment as well, and here’s a sampling of those who took offense to what Quentin said:
— ✿ (@thatsrach) January 11, 2016
Thank you to Jamie Foxx for calling out Quentin Tarantino. #GoldenGlobes
— refinery29 (@Refinery29) January 11, 2016
You couldn't hear it because the music was playing, but Quentin Tarantino dropped a couple of n-words as he left the stage. #GoldenGlobes
— Brandon Burkhart (@BurkhartBrandon) January 11, 2016
Quentin Tarantino will probably deservingly get dragged a little for that 'ghetto' comment… #GoldenGlobes
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) January 11, 2016
Jamie Foxx just simply and effectively called out Quentin Tarantino for using the racist term “ghetto.” Well done. #GoldenGlobes
— Jamie McGonnigal (@McBenefit) January 11, 2016
HollywoodLifers, do you think Quentin’s “ghetto” comment was insensitive?