Quentin Tarantino Slams Whiny Cops On Brutality In Wake Of Boycott: ‘What I Said Was The Truth’

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is pretty much seen universally as a pretty awesome guy. However, he seems to have angered America’s law enforcement. In an environment of increasing tension between police officer and the communities they beat and murder serve and protect, Tarantino has clearly shown what side he is on, it’s not that of abusive cops.

Recently attending a rally to combat police brutality and abuse, specifically against communities of color — who, let’s face it, get the brunt of the beatings and murders — Tarantino showed solidarity, and those whiny cops didn’t like it one bit. He took it a step further as well, and expressed his views in a Los Angeles Times interview. The filmmaker said at the rally:

“I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered. When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

Here is video of those remarks:

The remarks were made at Rise Up October protest against police brutality in New York City on October 26, and cops have been calling for Tarantino’s blood ever since. Patrolman’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch responded angrily:

“The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies – they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem. New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction’. It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.”

Of course all cops aren’t abusive and murderous, but some are, and we have seen far too many tragedies at the hands of out of control cops who are killing the people they should be protecting. Thankfully, Tarantino is not backing down. He said in response to charges from the LAPD police union that he “took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level”:

“Frankly, it feels lousy to have a bunch of police mouthpieces call me a cop hater. I’m not a cop hater. That is a misrepresentation. That is slanderous. That is not how I feel. But you know, that’s their choice to do that to me. What can I do? I’m not taking back what I said. What I said was the truth. I’m used to people misrepresenting me; I’m used to being misunderstood. What I’d like to think their attack against me is so vicious that they’re revealing themselves. They’re hiding in plain sight.”

Of course, you are too right, Mr. Tarantino. You are a beacon of light amongst so many people who continue to excuse and attempt to explain away the actions of out of control police around the country. Thank you for standing up for what is right instead of what is popular. Keep on keeping, my brother. Let them boycott. You’ll have a whole lot more of us who go out of our way to go see your films, I guarantee it. We’re a lot louder than these whining cops who want to deny the truth and continue their culture of protecting the thin blue line.

Featured image via video screen capture from The Guardian