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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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76.

Sassy    

I think Spike Lee said he had a problem with how many times the n-word was used in the Django film, which was about 110 times. Not that he had a problem with the word being in the film, cause he said he uses it himself in his movies. I think Spike said Quentin is "off" for the *excessive* use in Jackie Brown and Django.


Either way, I don't think Quentin is racist or anything. He has a unique style for sure though.

571 days ago
77.

Sassy    

I agree with Terrell, the poll questions are DUMB. Especially cause TMZ knows Spike's exact quote about the film and could have come up with better questions for the poll.

571 days ago
78.

Bravo600    

This makes me nervous. I teach 11th grade American literature in a public school. Huck Finn is on our curriculum. Is Spike going to come after me?

571 days ago
79.

Smarg    

Why not show a movie with wanton killing of white people?? We're a [bleeper] nation now...a majority of Obama voters and the numbers are growing.

God help us.

571 days ago
80.

Joey    

Spike is Irrelevant and he should put a lid in his fat mouth. He makes an ass out of himself at the NBA games and he looks like a lawn jockey when he stands up

571 days ago
81.

Bravo600    

Just a thought – would it be possible that Spike and Quentin cooked this up to increase movie attendance? It wouldn’t be the first time a controversy was started to get media attention. I think Mel Gibson did this right before The Passion was released. Any press is good press. I bet Quentin is saying thanks to Spike whether it was intentional or not.

571 days ago
82.

Lori    

I think it probably would have been better to have this movie made by a black director (although NOT Tyler Perry) but at the end of the day, it is a work of fiction. If Spike Lee wants to make a movie about slavery and real life slaves, then he needs to get on it and quit insulting a movie he has yet to see.

571 days ago
83.

ann    

this word was used then..and well through later times. i am so tired of people being offended by the use of words or behaviors in historically accurate films.
get over it Spike...put on your big boy pants and realize that it IS RELEVANT TO THE MOVIE.

571 days ago
84.

the truth is    

I'm a black woman who loved the movie. I sat at the blackjack table full of white people that seemed to be uncomfortable about discussing it. I'm sorry. Most white people that I encounter seemed to have a complex. If my skin bothers you, don't look. If you dislike black people because of stereotype...hell, I don't care. That is your evil. I'm automatically blessed. lol Same goes for the self-hating black people. No one is exempt. lol

571 days ago
85.

bb    

Gratuitious IS NOT A WORD but gratuitous IS. Sorry but not proof readings is a pet peeve...

571 days ago
86.

USArmy    

This is a fantasy film that blacks love. Jamie Foxx is a closet racist as are so many blacks and whites. When are we going to see a film about who sold slaves to whom? When are blacks going to be blamed for selling slaves? No, it is too easy to whine about what the whites did and how they owe everyone.

571 days ago
87.

Erique    

You poll is made up of mostly whites as indicated by the poll results. We still have a long way to go.

571 days ago
88.

Sunshine    

Here's a thought...how about no one, regardless of race, uses that word? Then we won't have to deal with a constant uproar about the word and then have people of all races pointing at another calling them racist. And I'll add that Spike Lee is a hypocrite. If he can't see a movie because it has that word in it, then I guess he never watched any of his either...

571 days ago
89.

Ed    

Every ethnic group was a ******/slave at one time or another during their history. Blacks (some) just like to use this as an excuse to stay on welfare and for their laziness. John Lennon said it best "Women are the ******s of the world", used and abused...

571 days ago
90.

Ed    

Boycott Spike Lee's future films for being such a hypocrite.

571 days ago
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