Quentin Tarantino Addresses Critics Of Violence, N-Word Use In His Movies: “See Something Else”

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino will go down as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, and to many, he already is.

The raw realism in his movies is unmatched, from Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Inglorious Bastards, and more.

Of course, you’re going to have your fair share of people that don’t like the reality of the movies he creates, which stirs some controversy for the 59-year-old.

Tarantino recently sat down for an interview on HBO Max’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace, and Wallace went ahead and dove right into the burning questions.

He asked the famed director:

“So when people say, ‘Well there’s too much violence in his movies. He uses the N-word too often.’ You say what?” 

Tarantino responded:

“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.”

Director Spike Lee spoke out against Tarantino’s 2012 movie Django Unchained, as it featured Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who tracks down his wife alongside Christoph Waltz after she was sent to a different plantation.

The movie uses the “N-word” over 100 times.

He told Vibe Magazine at the time:

“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it. All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me. … I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”

However, Tarantino’s longtime collaborator Samuel L. Jackson backed up the movie, telling Esquire in 2019:

“It’s some bullsh-t. You can’t just tell a writer he can’t talk, write the words, put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities, the way that they use their words.

You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”

Jamie Foxx, who starred in Django also had no issue with the script.

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