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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."

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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46.

amy    

The problem with Django is that it professes to be historically valid and factual first and foremost, not merely art.

573 days ago
47.

LAPartyMcSage    

I love Sarah S. and her in your face humor. Her demure looks and potty mouth remind me of yenta smut sluts of the 70s.

573 days ago
48.

Chaz Roberson    

Who is the sista

573 days ago
49.

blp    

Sarah is not and was never ever funny.
She is annoying and not talented!

573 days ago
50.

Carmen    

Sarah needs to sit down. The n---er word is not okay and it's not art. The N word is offensive to black people. Its not a word that should be celebrated. Yes slavery happened and it was a very sad era in America. No human being should ever be treated the way the slaves were treated. That N word needs to go away.

573 days ago
51.

ticallion    

Spike's issue with Tarantino is that he has an unhealthy obsession with the word. He goes out of his way to use it an inordinate amount of times in EVERY movie and the dialogue always sounds so unnatural.

True Romance: "Sicillians were spawned by "n-ggers."
Pulp Fiction: "Are we *******s? Are we in Compton?"
Reservoir Dogs: "talkin' like a ****in' ******"
Jackie Brown: Uses the word 38 times.

573 days ago
52.

rudynjudyjudy    

it`s a spaghetti mixup according to samual jackson,it`s not hisorically at all it is a bwackwards kick at the first black and powerful president by the far righwing in hollywood and is a back kick at all blacks incuding samual jackson himself.spike at least sees though the whitewash.ROOTS it is not! and it sure isn`t histororical either it`s the same old same old from tarantinos camper of shock values trying to be steven KING but it falls flat on it`s face again as tarantinos camper camp has since natural born in a camper murder she wrote.Bloody hateful and white same old same old.BUT as viacom sony GE satellites monoplous force feeds us whatever they want as they own the goverment including the FCC which over looks foxs violations of flim and TV broadcast standards for profits and to kill off any and all competions as the simpsons family guy southpark and jimmy kimmble have been allowed to do for years and years much as shock jock howard stern has been alllowed to do all these years also to kill off all competions with banned adult which thier competion is not allowed to do by FCC standards or by film comissions ties to the hollywood monoplous.You can do it first yes but they will steal it copy it and outmarket you by poxy.It isn`t FREEDOM OF SPEECH it`s shock you hate marketing unregulated and out of control they have to keep the stock holders happy and they will kill and grando encamp you and via satellite eithernets to keep thier BLOOD money`ss

573 days ago
53.

rudynjudyjudy    

I remember when ranting tino was trying to shake up followers at the start same 2nd grader on meth coke and crack mindset of shock the spit out`um from a camper..I`ll passover that no thanks natural born was just a story line from any news from most any day of the weak borring.STEVEN KING will scare you without shocking non content scriptings

573 days ago
54.

Jimbo    

In 2008 Mr. Lee made a Movie called Miracle at St. Anna about Black Soldiers. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany's Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. The friendly fire came from Whites. At the time, I thought it curious that the amount of use of the "N" word and other swearing was so pervasive by the Black Units. Seemed like every other word was swearing and derogatory towards black relations with those around them - girlfriends, friends and such. Did not seem like the Black Officers were any better and had little control over the men under them.

Recall some from the whites and hardly none from the Germans, who spoke German throughout the movie and were subtitled.

It was a decent movie, but after I recall that the Blacks were the raunchiest of all.

So, Spike, you are your own offender. Do not speak with your mouth full. Stay with making movies.

573 days ago
55.

the TRUTH    

I LOVE HOW IN MOVIES (BLACK COMEDY IF YOU WILL) THEY CAN DROP THE N WORD EVERY LINE IN THE MOVIE AND NO ONE BITCHES BUT LET A WHITE FILMMAKER AND A CRAPPY WHITE COMIC SAY IT AND ITS ALL RACIST SPIKE LEE IS THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE OF ALL TIME " IT OFFENDS MY ANCESTORS " REALLY?? REALLY?? BUT IN YOUR LAST MOVIE HOW MANY TIMES WAS THE N WORD DROPPED? SO ITS OK FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO DO IT BUT NOT WHITE??? PATHETIC

573 days ago
56.

david 183    

Just saw the movie and it was great. When it ended everybody was clapping. Spike lee is just jealous. If he saw it I. Bet he would like it. How can he judge something he didn't even see. The word ***** was used appropriately in the movie. I saw the movie in NYC on 42st and it was a diverse Audience and I didn't see anybody complaining .

573 days ago
57.

david 183    

Spike is a jealous biotch

573 days ago
58.

John dowser    

Sarah Silverman is a freak ! Heres a jewish woman who picks material for her shows that are divisive and offending, such as making fun of Christians and our Lord Jesus. This woman, no matter what her opinion need's to stay away from that. In my humble opinion, she is misguided to say the least. Possibly teetoring on evil. what a way to make a living...yuck. No thanks...go away please and just shut thy mouth.

573 days ago
59.

DepressiveVampire    

She is sooooooo cute

573 days ago
60.

b003    

That's the way the word was meant to be used. Only IDIOTS use it as a greeting or term of affection!

573 days ago
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