CONTROVERSY: Quentin Tarantino
DJANGO DIRECTOR Quentin Tarantino has found himself in controversy for allegedly using the N-word during a press conference at the Golden Globes.
The controversial filmmaker was said to have used the racial slur while making a point about the frequent use of the word in the film, which is based on slavery in America.
He reportedly said to the press: "If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word n*****, the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case,”
“But no one’s actually making that case. They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters."
The shock speech comes after film director, Spike Lee, says he will boycott Quentin Tarantino's new slavery revenge film, Django Unchained because it is "disrespectful."
The Do The Right Thing maker said the movie, which stars Jamie Foxx, and Leonardo DiCaprio, glamourises the painful past of African Americans.
"American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them," Lee wrote onTwitter.
Django Unchained has been nominated for five academy awards and is Tarantino's biggest box-office film to date.