Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Idiocy of Quentin Tarantino’s Race Rant


Quentin Tarantino is an idiot.

That’s hardly a surprising statement considering the disgustingly sexist, violent movies he makes.

But he’s made his level of stupidity even more dismally clear with his recent statements about racism in the U.S. Incidentally, this is the man whose newest film, Django Unchained, apparently used the N-word more than any other movie ever.

Yet here he is talking about the subject like he has some right to discuss mistreatment and prejudice. The man who never puts his actresses in anything that isn’t skintight and/or severely skimpy. Can anybody say hypocrite?

I can. But Tarantino is too much the idiot to see the irony of somebody like him standing up for human rights. So he’s more than willing to open his mouth and blather that:

“This whole thing of this ‘war on drugs’ and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery. It is just – it’s just slavery through and through, and it’s just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s.”

As if that wasn’t senseless enough, he had to continue:

“Especially having even directed a movie about slavery. And you know the scenes that we have in the slave town, the slave auction town, where they’re moving back and forth: Well, that looks like standing in the top tier of a prison system and watching the things go down. And between the private prisons and the public prisons, the way prisoners are traded back and forth.”

I genuinely don’t understand what he’s talking about there. At all. Though that first line about him directing “a movie about slavery” makes me automatically think about that guy who played a doctor on some soap opera, then went on TV to advertise a product with the supposedly reassuring line: “I’m not a doctor. But I play one on TV.”

Just because you play pretend doesn’t make you an expert. I shouldn’t even have to say that. It’s obvious!

At least it should be. And the fact that it apparently isn’t doesn’t say anything good about America. Not one bit.

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