Samuel L. Jackson defends Quentino Tarantino for using the N-word
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has defended Quentin Tarantino over the backlash he received for using the N-word in his movie Django.
Speaking, Samuel L. Jackson stated that such a standard is not applied when it comes to other movies.
“You take ’12 Years a Slave,’ which is supposedly made by an actor. Steve McQueen is very different than Quentin. When you have a song that says n-gger in it 300 times nobody says s***. So it’s ok for Steve McQueen to use [the N-word] because he’s artistically attacking the system and the way people think and feel, but Quentin is just doing it to just strike the blackboard with his nails. That’s not true. There’s no dishonesty in anything that [Quentin] writes or how people talk, feel, or speak [in his movies].”
Jackson previously supported Tarantino and said,“It’s some bulls***…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.”