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Sarah Silverman

DEFENDS 'Django'

... Let the N-Word Flow!

12/26/2012 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Spike Lee is breaking a sacred rule by criticizing "Django Unchained" for its pervasive use of the n-word -- so says Sarah Silverman ... who tells TMZ, art is art ... and "you can't tell art what to do."

Sarah was out in L.A. when we asked about Spike's refusal to watch the new Quentin Tarantino flick, which features the n-word roughly 110 times. Spike criticized the film, claiming it mocks slavery and is "disrespectful to my ancestors."

Is Sarah right?

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But last night, Sarah shot back, "Doesn't it take place like during slavery? Wouldn't it be odd if they didn't have that horrific word in it?"

Sarah -- a self-professed Spike Lee fan -- said, "[Spike's] got a lot of mishegas with a lot of art. I think you can't really tell art what to do."

Or can you ...

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1.

Fibb    

No Talent Sarah Silverman

478 days ago
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FU TMZ    

Spike lee is a hypocrite and like someone else said earlier, he is probably just mad that he didn't think of it first.

478 days ago
3.

bob    

Hey Sarah. You are a painfully unfunny kike. Ok if i call you that?

478 days ago
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Amy    

Uh oh, here we go!

478 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I'd bet if someone called out nìgger in a crowded room...Spike Lee would turn around. If you think you're a nìgger...then you are. If you don't...then you're not.

478 days ago
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tahoegeminii    

Spike just sounds bitter and jealous and using the old "white people can't use the"N" word" thing -so now white directors can't do racially charged movies and use the "N" word?? Spike hasn't done anything relevant and edgy in a long time-and probably wishes he would have tackled this issue or thinks he has the strangle hold on tackling the issue -whatever his reason-he sounds jealous and we might just start referring to him as "Spite" instead-in the meantime the whole white people can't use the N word thing is pretty ridiculous considering how certain black groups do it-I guess as a nana na nana thing--as a white person I can freely say "kill whitey" in protest to the capital extremist money hoarders and their paid minions in politics- so try that one out Spike-say it-better stick with the N word

478 days ago
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Berserk    

Now that's a beautiful woman. Please marry me, Sarah Silverman. I'll convert to Judaism and wear one of those bald spot hats on all our dates.

478 days ago
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cindy    

i

478 days ago
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cindy    

It's the one thing that I've ever agreed on with her.

478 days ago
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HillbillyHell    

Tarantino is brilliant director. Can't wait to see the film.

478 days ago
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jackmama311    

let's talk his racial slurs in "do the right thing" used to love ya spike but STFU.

478 days ago
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Berserk    

Surprised Spike Lee hasn't ordered a twitter mob to Tarantino's doorstep yet.

478 days ago
13.

popo    

1-no white people wants to see '''NIGG_ER REVENGE''
2- no black peoples wants to hear the word nigg_er 190 times

3- a flop in the making

478 days ago
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Gladiator007    

Who honestly cares if Spike watches it or not??

478 days ago
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fatina    

The N word is a part of history and we have to accept that. By ignoring it...it doesn't make that part of history disappear. The movie is about the history of slavery and oppression is a part of it.

478 days ago
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