Police Forces Join Together In Boycott Of Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino has found himself running majorly afoul of police across the nation, following his appearance at a rally in New York City against “police terror” in wake of dramatic increase in fatal police shootings, reports The New York Post.
Police Join Forces In Boycott Of Director Quentin Tarantino
The NYPD, LAPD, the Philadelphia Police Department and many others have joined together in orchestrating a boycott of Tarantino’s films, as a result of anti-police comments made by the director as he addressed the 300-strong protesting crowd last week.
“When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” Tarantino told the cheering rally-goers, his words coming just four days after the murder of New York City cop, Randolph Holder was shot dead on the streets of Harlem while pursuing a gunman.
Tarantino acknowledged the seemingly ill-conceived timing of the rally, which saw 11 protesters arrested for disorderly conduct. “It’s like this: It’s unfortunate timing, but we’ve flown in all these families to go and tell their stories,” he said. “That cop that was killed, that’s a tragedy, too.”
Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, was quick to attack Tarantino for his part in the rally. “There is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are. We fully support this boycott of Quentin Tarantino films,” Lally said. “Hateful rhetoric dehumanizes police and encourages attacks on us and questioning everything we do threatens public safety by discouraging officers from putting themselves in positions where their legitimate actions could be falsely portrayed as thuggery.”
Tarantino, director of such box-office hits as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django Unchained, has yet to respond to news of the boycott.
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