Poor Quentin Tarantino. The guy just can’t catch a break.
In 2012, the filmmaker got heat for the controversial violence and racial slurs in the Academy Award-winning Django Unchained. Then in early 2014, Tarantino’s screenplay for The Hateful Eight was leaked onto the internet. Now, Tarantino is catching heat from police officers all around the country as they protest Tarantino’s newest film after his recent activism against police brutality came to light.
Last month, at a rally being held in Washington Square Park, New York, Tarantino referred to multiple officers as “murderers” in response to the recent killings of unarmed civilians at the hands of police. Tarantino later clarified his statement, saying that he is not “anti-cop”, but that the instances he cited does constitute murder.
The police didn’t take too kindly to his activism. Jim Pasco, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, said that himself and 330,000 officers will be gathering to give Tarantino a “surprise” before the premiere of The Hateful Eight.
“The right time and place will come up, and we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him,” Pasco said. “And that’s economically.”
Pasco would not elaborate any further as to what the police force is planning. The Hateful Eight is scheduled to premiere on Christmas Day.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Cinemablend, The Hollywood Reporter