Golden Globes Controversy For Django Unchained As Quentin Tarantino Drops N- Word

It should have been a night to savor for Quentin Tarantino, and indeed it was, but the Django Unchained director couldn’t resist leaving the Golden Globes last night without stirring up more controversy about him and his film.

Tarantino had taken the award for Best Screenplay at the event, which you’d think he’d have used as a platform to silence his critics, who have been attacking Django Unchained for its lack of sensitivity towards racism and slavery issues, people like Spike Lee complaining about the excessive use of the ‘N- word’ in the movie. Well, according to E! Online, Tarantino couldn’t quite let it go. In front of the gathered press, the director said that those who were saying his 19th century characters shouldn’t use the offending term were "saying I should massage. They're saying I should whitewash. They're saying I should lie." The comments reportedly stunned the room into silence, with one reporter said to have let out a long whistle of surprise.

Tarantino has been defending his stance on his decision to use the word liberally since the criticisms first started appearing. "I think it's kind of ridiculous, because no one can actually say with a straight face that we use the word more than it was used in 1858 in Mississippi. So since they can't say that, what they're basically [saying] is I should lie," Tarantino told MTV recently. "I should pretty it up. I should lie, and I don't lie when it comes to my characters and the stories I tell."

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Evelina

No matter how hard the Media tries, people will never forget the past. How is portraying facts offensive? It's a movie for God's sake.

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