Samuel L. Jackson defends Tarantino
Samuel L. Jackson has defended Quentin Tarantino’s use of racially-charged language in his acclaimed new movie.
Django Unchained, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, is set in slavery-era Mississippi in 1858 and has drawn heavy criticism.
However, Jackson, who plays a head slave on a plantation in the film, is adamant Tarantino was staying true to history by using the ‘n’-word.
He says, “Did they have another name to call the (black) people they were talking about at the time? If you’re going to deal with the language of the time, you deal with the language of the time. And that was the language of the time. I grew up in the South. I heard ‘n**ger’ all my life. I’m not disturbed by it.”
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