Tarantino talks “Django Unchained,” says he didn’t want to lie to his fans
Quentin Tarantino is again making headlines in relation to his latest movie, “Django Unchained,” the one that also earned him a Golden Globe for Best Original Script at Sunday’s awards ceremony – this time for dropping the N-word in the press room after the gala.Check out the video above to see how that happened.
One reporter asked Tarantino if he could not have reduced the number of instances in the film that the word is uttered had he chosen to (at around the 0:30 mark), with the director saying that this would have meant lying to his audiences.
“No, not really, because it's... If somebody is out there actually saying it when it comes to the word ‘nigger,’ that the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was used in the Antebellum South in Mississippi in 1858, then feel free to make that case,” he said.
“But no one is actually making that case. So in other words, they're actually saying that I should soften it, they're saying I should lie, they're saying I should whitewash, they're saying I should massage and I never do that when it comes to my characters,” Tarantino added.
E! News reports that the room “went silent” after he said this though, if it did, you can’t tell it from the video above.
Up next in the press room was Don Cheadle, who told reporters something along the lines of “Please no [N-word] questions. Black people questions are all right.”