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Sarah Silverman

DEFENDS 'Django'

... Let the N-Word Flow!

12/26/2012 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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."

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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16.

KnuckleDragger    

I got one thing to say to Spike Lee... 你他妈的,斯派克·李

616 days ago
17.

KicksandGiggles    

When Blacks gather enough self dignity & self respect amongst themselves to stop this foul word & stop financing music that proudly use this foul word, then I will get indignant right along with Mr.Lee. Mr Lee is entitled to his opinion. However, he really should STFU and instead point at the Blacks.

616 days ago
18.

daMamma    

That's the way they talked back then. Absolutely acceptable language for its day. Is it acceptable language today? No. Still you just don't go changing history because it might "offend" someone's sensibilities.

Seriously, I and most women I know are horribly offended by that "C" word. Noone is going to stop using it, or change history to sooth my offended ears.

Get over it Spike. That's just how the world was.

616 days ago
19.

Mr Rod    

Why don't they want you to say /vigger?

616 days ago
20.

anne    

Why would anyone care what a filthy-mouthed no-talent drudge like Sarah Silverman have to say about anything? Anyone who has to be as vulgar as she is to attract attention has no relevant opinions.

615 days ago
21.

rudynjudyjudy    

TAR ant tinos slucksslucks&slucks some more.SPIKE is right tar ant is a tino artiste? same murder she wrote over and over and over over?.

615 days ago
22.

cindy    

Oh, Go sit down Spike. You just mad cause you didn't think of it 1st.

615 days ago
23.

rudynjudyjudy    

TAR ant tinos got his cast blackballed&black listed Where the fluck is his sheet? OH he`s wearing it..he`s that white to degrade a whole race to tryin to sell murder she wrote over and ovber and ovber,he never had a script in his life and still don`t,he can`t write a script can`t do nothing a but the same murder she wrote over and over and over sliver woman is wrong way wrong on dhist one

615 days ago
24.

Keittab    

I am totally against the movie. We as black people have come to far from the days of slavery. Wr have a black president today and I refuse to let this stupid white man take us back. I personally think we should boycott the movie and keep going foreard.

615 days ago
25.

rudynjudyjudy    

tiny tar ant is unwatchible a space coBRA? he`s like a two year old on meth crack and coke and so tackie and out of the mix and set that he still THINKs he can pin a pix only in crazywood would he get funding..I think two people once watched nat born mudder she wrote than she was over silverFISH!

615 days ago
26.

rudynjudyjudy    

SILVER FISH shut up before you cann your act totally..you an`t that bad silverFISH but tar ant OH tino had 1pix once natural born MURDER SHE WROTE giveUP spike is the mann

615 days ago
27.

Keepinup    

Guys, grow up! It's called FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! I'm going to call a ****** a ****** if I want 2, if u don't like it so be it! I'm tired of all u tidy babies complaining about ur feelings, grow a pair !!

615 days ago
28.

BSname    

B.E.T. is currently replaying the TV mini series Roots.
The series was directed by a white man (Marvin J. Chomsky) and is filled with the 'N' word.
Spike ? Are your panties in a bunch over this one also?

615 days ago
29.

rudynjudyjudy    

Hate mongering IS~NT FREE SPEECH and it is`t protected but FOX HO`s can bleek jimmy kimmble`ss bits to act like it an`t banded and FOX ho teddy peter griffen can cartoon band unprotected art as cartoons jimmy can call anyone anything and say anything as long as there is a bleep somewhere and FOX can say whatever also because they OWN THE FCC and local and nat goverment.Trying doing any of that on a public TV show or on a self produced fiim or TV or radio play other than satellite as the nose of new york and you`ll be in jail

615 days ago
30.

rudynjudyjudy    

ROOTs are a reenactment not the same thing at all and are protected as free speech learn your arts

615 days ago
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