Jamie Foxx Voices Support for Quentin Tarantino After Police Comments

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After Quentin Tarantino was slammed by the National Association of Police Organizations for his protests on police brutality, Jamie Foxx has come to his “Django Unchained” director’s defense.

Foxx took the stage at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday to introduce the cast of Tarantino’s latest film, “Hateful Eight.”

“Keep telling the truth and don’t worry about none of the haters,” Foxx said, addressing Tarantino.

Tarantino himself was not at the awards show. The cast did not address the controversy as it accepted its ensemble award.

Tarantino has drawn ire from police groups in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Jersey after partaking in an anti-police protest on Oct. 24, with the organizations calling for a boycott of Tarantino’s movies.

“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the rally. “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.”

The National Association of Police Organizations came out against Tarantino Oct. 30, calling on officers to stop working special assignments or off-duty jobs, such as traffic control, technical advice or security, to the director’s movies.

“We need to send a loud and clear message that such hateful rhetoric against police officers is unacceptable,” the organization said in its statement.

Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight” hits theaters Christmas Day.

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  1. al says:

    wow, i see that a lot of right-wingers are reading a Hollywood trade magazine. Isn’t this an oxymoron. i see that you guys troll the internet a lot!

  2. Jan says:

    Yeah – Fox is a paragon of common sense, intelligence and integrity. He’s not going to buy the hand that feeds him. I find it ironic that Tarrantino has made a fortune over the years by glorifying violence (often by guns) – especially in the criminal world, making them into heroes – and a lot of the violence is by and against African-Americans. Now he has the audacity to take this stand? What a self-absorbed, non-aware, D-bag. I won’t be seeing any more of his movies.

  3. Lorrie says:

    I have been a Tarantino fan for many years but I will not see another of his films. This attack on law enforcement is not only stupid and misguided, but dangerous.

  4. Jamie Foxx: “Keep telling the truth and don’t worry about none of the haters.” What is it about the double negative sentence, Jamie? Makes you seem ignorant. The word isn’t ‘none’ but ‘any’.

  5. Hollywood sticks to their own like Superglue. The police are heroes, as are our firefighters and our military men and women. Tarantino and Foxx are two idiots. Their views come as no surprise.

  6. AA says:

    Two idiots.

  7. Jose Roth says:

    oh snap

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