Quentin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino Defends Django Unchained Against Criticisms Of The Film Being Too Violent
Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick, Django Unchained has been making headlines ever since it came out in December – while some have been praising Tarantino’s signature style, there has been more than one criticism towards the graphic scenes of violence and the inaccurate portrayal of slavery in the US (most notably by director Spike Lee).
The objections against the violence in Django erupted after last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Just like any other instance of violence in the US, fingers were first pointed at violence in the media and films and, as the most recent violent flick to come out, Django became an easy target. After almost a month of this treatment, director Quentin Tarantino finally looks about fed up with it and has snapped back at the accusations in a recent interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air.
When asked whether the tragedy in Newtown made the film lose its appeal to him, Tarantino dismissed the question and later on in the interview, he explained in a heated defense of his work "Would I watch a kung fu movie three days after the Sandy Hook massacre? Would I watch a kung fu movie? Maybe, because they have nothing to do with each other," the director explained. Still, despite his adamant defense of Django, we doubt the discussion will stop at this.