Here’s a battle of two renowned directors: on one side Quentin Tarantino trying to break new grounds with his “Django Unchained” film, and on the other side is just-as-successful Spike Lee who is being very vocal that he’s not going to watch Tarantino’s new film.
In an interview with Vibe Magazine, Spike Lee took the time for his opinions about Tarantino’s new film to be heard when asked if he will be watching the film. He said, “I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it. All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors.”
Spike Lee continued to voice his opinions via Twitter Saturday, saying: “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”
While Tarantino has not answered Spike Lee’s comments about the film, this isn’t the first time Spike Lee spoke against Quentin’s film style. During the promotions of the 1997 flick “Jackie Brown,” Lee told the Hollywood Reporter: “I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino’s excessive use of the n-word. And let the record state that I never said that he cannot use that word—I’ve used that word in many of my films—but I think something is wrong with him.”
“Django Unchained” hits theaters today, Dec.25.
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