Film Director Spike Lee has refused to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Django Unchained” saying “I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it,” He also said in the interview given to Vibe, “The only thing I can say is it’s disrespectful to my ancestors, to see that film.”
Spike Lee’s last movie was “Red Hook Summer” that dealt with issues like race and class in a Brooklyn neighborhood. On his twitter account Spike Lee commented, “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”
This is however not the first time that Spike Lee is expressing his discontent at Quentin’s work, he has done so earlier also by especially raising his voice on the racial epithet.
According to the Django’s review by Variety, the “N” word has been used for about 109 times in the film.
The bitter feud between Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino began about 15 years ago when Quentin’s movie “Jackie Brown” was accused of “Blaxploitation” by Lee. Back then Lee said, “I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino’s excessive use of the n-word,” and “I think something is wrong with him… It’s just the n-word, the n-word, the n-word.”
Although “Django Unchained” has been nominated in five categories at the Golden Globe Awards but concerns remain about the violence shown in the movie- fears as to it could inspire more Sandy Hook shootings like incidents in America have already started floating.
In defense of his movie, Quentin told press at a press showing “It’s a Western,” and also said, “Give me a break.”