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    Why Quentin Tarantino Became The Target Of Cancel Culture?

    Quentin Tarantino has managed to establish himself as one of the most successful film directors over the years. His projects are considered to be unique compared to what we witness usually on the big screen. The narratives are different and they feature excessive violence and foul language.

    Although Tarantino’s graphic content has been controversial, they have been equally praised by critics. But Tarantino’s ignorance towards censorship has landed him in trouble in the past as he became a target of the cancel culture. Well, this is nothing new as several other individuals have been targeted in a similar manner in the past.

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    The Reasons People Have Targeted Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino has been slammed for his frequent use of racial slurs

    Quentin Tarantino’s work was questioned by Spike Lee for his regular choices of racial dialogues. The word ‘nigger’ was frequently used in ‘Pulp Fiction‘ and ‘Jackie Brown‘ and while speaking in an interview, Lee said that he is not against the word but he is disturbed by the way Tarantino is addicted to the word.

    Django Unchained‘ was also a target of criticism for a similar reason and this time, it was also because of the portrayal of slavery. However, historians showcased their support at the time, speaking about the historic context of race and slavery in America.

    During the screening of Jackie Brown at the Berlin Film Festival, actor Samuel L. Jackson said that the word ‘nigger’ was not offensive in the film’s context. Tarantino later stated that black audiences praised his films influenced by blaxploitation and ‘Jackie Brown‘ was aimed toward the black audience.

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    Quentin Tarantino’s Response To Controversies

    Quentin Tarantino asked people to avoid his movies if they hate it

    While appearing on ‘Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace‘ in 2022, Quentin Tarantino said that people can prefer to watch something else if they hate his movies. The answer was in response to Wallace’s question where he was asked about what he says when people address violence and slurs in his projects.

    In another interview with Esquire magazine, Tarantino said, “You just can’t tell a writer he can’t talk, write the words, put the words in the mouths of the people from their ethnicities, the way that they use their words. You cannot do that, because then it becomes an untruth; it’s not honest. It’s just not honest.”

    Quentin Tarantino made his directorial debut with the 1987 comedy film, ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday.’ He has continued to helm successful projects like ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. I’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. II’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’, and more.

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    Anupal Sraban Neog
    Anupal Sraban Neog
    Anupal Sraban Neog works as a Content Writer for First Curiosity. He never misses the release of any movie or series, and is the entertainment buff in every group. Be it Marvel, DC or Game Of Thrones, he always wins at Hollywood trivia. Currently pursuing M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, he aims to build a successful career in the media sector.

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