Anyone that is critiquing Quentin Tarantino for the use of the word “nigger” or the violence shown in ‘Django Unchained’ is obviously not too familiar with Quentin Tarantino’s work. Now, I have seen almost everything Quentin Tarantino has been associated with and I can assure you that ‘Django Unchained’ shows nowhere close to as much violence in it as there is shown in the ‘Kill Bill’ series and that is not be defending it but I just know that Tarantino has been around since the 1980’s and whenever I go see a Tarantino film I expect violence, vulgarity, but also a great story line, and great quality. ‘
Some people were displeased in the showing of the slave torture, my response to that is simple: it is a fictional movie based in slavery times, nothing is pleasing about those times. If the movie lacked the physical and verbal abuse of the slaves it would not have been realistic. When it comes to the usage of the word “nigger”, once again this is a movie based in slavery times, when was the word “nigger” every used more than it was used in those times?
The problem that I have with everyone who critiqued ‘Django Unchained’ is that I believe the criticism is because Quentin Tarantino is a white man. Quentin Tarantino set a record for the most times the word was used in a movie with ‘Jackie Brown’ and he broke his own record with ‘Django Unchained’ but even with the heavy use of the word, these movies will go down in history as classics. John Singleton is an excellent director, and he’s black, and every movie he makes is filled with the word “nigger” throughout the dialog but it is alright because he’s black? That’s “reverse racism”!
I am completely and utterly surprised at Spike Lee because he preaches how he wants black actors to get roles that are not just in “black movies” and here’s Quentin Tarantino, a white man, who has consistently given good roles to actors of all races. Spike has come across as a grumpy old man a lot recently, and he’s a genius, but he is in the media bashing Quentin Tarantino, a fearless director not unlike himself, and Tyler Perry, even though I dislike almost everything he’s made there is no reason to bash his work because it is so popular.