Quentin Tarantino might have raised hackles among the members of the police force with his new comments on police brutality. As of the time of writing, he is already facing major backlash from the police force and people who support the police and the work that they do. Will Taratino’s upcoming movie fail at the box office because of the backlash? Read on for the full scoop.
Tarantino had made some remarks on the October 24 rally in New York that got the police force’s attention. He had said, “I’m a human being with a conscience. And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” The remark was misconstrued to mean that he was labeling all police officers as murderers and the police force took offense at the remark.
Ever since the rally, Tarantino has repeatedly clarified that he did not call policemen murderers and he was only speaking about people who used unjustified force, but all his explanations have fallen to deaf ears. Policemen and people who are supporting the police force have asked people to not watch his movies and ostracize him.
Tarantino was expecting critical and commercial success with his new film, “The Hateful Eight,” but he may have trouble getting attention at the Oscars the next year. The reason might just be that by supporting the cause of ending the police brutality, he might have painted himself into a corner as a contrarian and a rabble rouser.
The committee at the Oscars have always given subjects that involve a controversy a wide berth and have instead honored the movies that project an aura of wholesome goodness. As an example, consider the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was marginalized and ignored only because it showed gratuitous violence and dealt with an uncomfortable subject.
This news comes via LA Times.
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