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"Django Unchained"

N-Word Controversy

You Be the Judge

12/29/2012 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1228-django-unchainedSpike Lee is boycotting Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" because the N-word is used 110 times. Interesting, since Spike has used the N-word in some of his flicks. So we gotta ask ...

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31.

tenley    

Hollywood, read these comments -- there is no getting around the fact that this movie appeals primarily to flamboyant racists, look at all this ignorance and their unfettered slurs.

558 days ago
32.

BJ    

The ONLY way that any word or words can offend you is if YOU allow it to. If Spike has a problem, then its HIS problem.

558 days ago
33.

Nostraldumass    

NINJA pleeeeeaaaase!!!!!

558 days ago
34.

Nostraldumass    

What if you call someone an "N-WORD" just like that? Is that banned to? " Hey N-word!" I didnt say the actual WORD but we all know what i meant. ban all words

558 days ago
35.

en Todo Momento!!    

i mean say the word or words 'slut' c-nt' b-word, whore is used 110 times in a BIG RELEASE HOLLYWOOD FILM. i think most people would have an objection to this, regardless of how notable the name who releases it is. even for 'shock' purposes, there are more intelligent (well, at least i hope so..) ways to convey the abusive use of this word, without having to reapeat it in a multi-million dollar revenue picture film. i mean isn't this the alleged reason for the success of hollywood bigs? their 'alleged creative inspirations that elevate them above others? apparently not the case.

558 days ago
36.

Spitfire    

Why is it okay for rappers to call women "bitches" and "ho"s? Now THAT is offensive. Hypocrite!

558 days ago
37.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I haven't seen it so I can't speculate. Spike speaking out against it will make more people want to see it. Maybe that's the idea. Hard to tell what's real anymore.

558 days ago
38.

Rico Suavy    

There are two things I cannot stand, Racists & N-----S

558 days ago
39.

bitchfistcomics.com    

Just go back to your Knicks' Games, Spike.

558 days ago
40.

Kàt    

ever notice when Spike doesn't feel he's been in the news enough he starts bitching?
Hells bells, the 'N' word was used back in the day that this movie is being shown as. Grow up 'Spieky'.

558 days ago
41.

Jimmy Stink Finger    

Yo Spunk Pee... listen up cuz'...the white dude did a better movie than you have done in 15 years. Shut yer pie hole. now m'kay?

558 days ago
42.

Spitfire    

As awful as this word is, it was relevant to keep the movie true to the period. It paints a clear picture of how ignorant and abusive people were, and teaches the newer generation why this word is soo offensive. It also teaches them that humans can learn and become better as time progresses. Think of it as a teaching tool Spike, and grow up!

558 days ago
43.

LMAO    

<----------- my avatar sums it up for me.

558 days ago
44.

dyls_E    

from Australia it seems out of control in america. calling someone on being "black" would be out of line here but watching american tv it seems that someone can't be a different colour without out being a point of conversation. aka family guy, simpsons... i dont know it just seems wrong people are people who cares, Quentien seems make a good movie regardless

558 days ago
45.

ME    

when slavery is brought up it is always about whites buying slaves, and not about BLACKS SELLING their own black people into slavery...And history will tell you that there were way more white slaves than black, but blacks need to keep crying about things that happened 150 years ago.If you are truely offended about being in a former slave owned country than please go back to Africa.....And stop using these offensive N words yourselves if they are so offensive, B*tches,Ho,s, cracker is ok for blacks to say?

558 days ago
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