It’s getting harder and harder to reconcile my love for movies like Pulp Fiction, because time after time Quentin Tarantino proves that he’s an arrogant jerk who feels that he’s an honorary ‘black’ person.

In a recent interview for the New York Times’ T-Magazine, Tarantino discusses how he doesn’t understand why his race comes into play as a filmmaker. This coming from a man who loves to throw around the word ‘nigger’, every chance he can get.

“The bad taste that was left in my mouth had to do with this: It’s been a long time since the subject of a writer’s skin was mentioned as often as mine. You wouldn’t think the color of a writer’s skin should have any effect on the words themselves. In a lot of the more ugly pieces, my motives were really brought to bear in the most negative way. It’s like I’m some super villain coming up with this stuff.”

When Django was released, Tarantino felt the fury of a lot of black critics, including fellow filmmaker Spike Lee, because of his use of the word. And guess what? It didn’t bother him one bit.

“If you’ve made money being a critic in black culture in the last 20 years you have to deal with me,” Tarantino stated. “You must have an opinion of me. You must deal with what I’m saying and deal with the consequences.”

“If you sift through the criticism, you’ll see it’s pretty evenly divided between pros and cons,” he continued. “But when the black critics came out with savage think pieces about Django, I couldn’t have cared less. If people don’t like my movies, they don’t like my movies, and if they don’t get it, it doesn’t matter.”

Savage think pieces.

Well that was an intentional choice of word to use.

Here’s the thing. Tarantino thinks just because some black people have given him a ‘pass’ that it doesn’t matter what his critics think. So do we blame the ones who handed out the pass? Or Tarantino, who constantly bathes in his arrogance, and thinks that it’s completely fine?

Sure, I will admit, I’ve sat through several Tarantino films. But I’ve always left amazed at the fact that in every interview, he refuses to admit that: A) He’s not the greatest B) His white privilege affords him every opportunity he’s had so far in his career.

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  • Rizzo

    martin scorsese uses/used the n word in almost all of his movies, and not in a very nice way. i would guess these two very rich white males are not that fond of black people.

    • ApMillz-CT

      They just love Samuel L. Jackson..

    • bluelight74

      Of course they do. Samuel l Jackson will do anything for a check. Tarantino is a terrified little white boy. He like many of his ilk feel inadequate inside. He gets some weird thrill by having the word nigger in his dialog. Please watch the cringe worthy video of him in an interview with the cast of Django using his “black man voice” It’s pathetic. I don’t watch his movies, can’t support it.

    • Dime-A-Dozen Geek

      Thank you for mentioning the black voice. I’ve watched videos where he is interviewed by black people, and Tarantino turns on this “what’s up my homie” way of talking.
      It’s so awkward to watch.
      It’d be like putting on a mild Australian accent if the interviewer was Australian. It seems more condescending than complementary. But I think Tarantino is pretty out of touch with reality, so I guess it’s to be expected.

    • The movie Raging Bull is just one example.

  • Carl Hopkinson

    There is a LOT more wrong with Tarantino than him just using the N word.
    The guy is a sadistic psychopath who gets off on extreme cruelty and uses
    his movies as public masturbatory fantasies that any decent person feels
    violated being subjected to.

  • Tarantino said that he has the right to say the N word randomly. I don’t agree. He’s arrogant and black people have every right to not co-sign him. Blacks shouldn’t be made to be mental slaves for that director. Black people have the right to have free, independent thinking about ourselves and about the world in general. People have the right to critique his films. There is no ambiguity about him. Either people respect him or they don’t. He has used his privilege in order to push his slick, nefarious agendas. His casual usage of the N word in his personal time, his sadistic usage of themes in film, and his other actions are things that I don’t agree with.

  • Anonin

    This mountain troll really thinks hes amazing because he rehashes ideas that inspire him into his own work. Hollywood elite for sure.

  • Stop Race Baiting

    Yes, he has only made it so far in his career because he is white, not because of his talent. That is why every white man is as famous as Quentin Tarantino for making movies. If you are white, you are automatically made into an international-superstar director.