Quentin Tarantino to Address Police Boycott on MSNBC’s ‘All In With Chris Hayes’

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Quentin Tarantino will appear on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Wednesday night to discuss the police boycott of his films following the director’s comments about police violence.

The network made the announcement via Twitter.

This will mark Tarantino’s first televised interview about the controversy.

Last week, the National Association of Police Organizations joined a boycott of Tarantino’s upcoming film “The Hateful Eight” after Tarantino referred to officers as “murderers.”

Tarantino later clarified his statements in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “All cops are not murderers,” Tarantino told the Times. “I never said that. I never even implied that.”

He added, “What they’re doing is pretty obvious. Instead of dealing with the incidents of police brutality that those people were bringing up, instead of examining the problem of police brutality in this country, better they single me out. And their message is very clear. It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me. It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument.”

Tarantino’s “All In With Chris Hayes” appearance airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on MSNBC.

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  1. Bill M says:

    I just read this artical about the police wanting to boycott Quintin Tarantino I would like to ask every cop if its Okay to look at everyone as a potential criminal even for a broken tailight and
    gun down a child in the back seat because they looked suspicious , this is what it boils down to
    The police look at the people as citizens and a cop as there own What the Hell does that tell me that there is a division in thinking I mean if a man has a knife and is stealing a gallon of orange juice and a box of dounuts you dont have to blow the poor bastard away using 19 rounds of ammunition !!! I think its over after the first four hit
    When the government treats its citizens like children and makes to many laws some people will rebel the laws become useless Take the SAFE act in NY the only thing that happened is more violence and gun sales are at a all time high all because of a law that scares honest people who never planed to own a gun until they are TOLD you cannot have one People Should look out for each other and get involved A gun is only as good as the person using it
    and to target honest American gun owners is futile like prohibition was In the 1920’s
    I would like to tell Quintin Tarentino what he already knows that he can voice his opinion in this country the same way I can say mine and Donald Trump can say his
    Sincerely Bill forgotton veteran Yes I lost my VA ID card and went to get a new one The VA
    says we lost your Records To save money they did
    I would rather go to good witch doctor anyway

  2. I’m curious to learn what is Quentin Tarantino’s stance on ending America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect*, *Poverty*, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on.

    *Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect* that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, *PATIENCE* and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult.

    Does Mr. Tarantino believe as larger numbers of depressed children mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, sometimes suicidal teens and adults, that police and peaceful community members legitimate concerns for their safety will elevate as they cope with the anti-social behaviors of potentially suicidal people lacking empathy and compassion for their peaceful neighbors?


  3. Gahan says:

    He started all of this at a bogus protest about Sandra Bland’s death in jail. The whole BLM factions blames cops, and by extension ALL cops but no one touched her. Now he’s making it all about him. Typical arrogant bubble boy.

  4. Jake says:

    No matter what he says police unions got it in for him already. The truth hurts.

    • Movie Expert says:

      Mr Pink: you kill anybody?
      Mr White: some cops..
      Mr Pink: what no real people??
      Mr White: just cops

    • Matthew says:

      Maybe police unions should be doing more to weed out those in their ranks who abuse their power, use excessive force, and murder unarmed citizens, rather than rail a campaign against citizens who protest against police corruption?

  5. penguintruth says:

    He’s not wrong. Dozens of police have been outright murdering people. How is he wrong?

    • Matthew says:

      You’re right. He’s not. People just lack in basic reading and listening comprehension skills and are happily quick to jump into a “with us or against us” mentality.

      I honestly thought I might have been missing part of what he said that was so offensive when I first became aware of this story. But no — people honestly do interpret “murderers with badges” as “all people with badges are murderers.” And they twist the meaning so happily because now it gets to be interpreted as a “hollywood liberal” issue as opposed to something that affects normal citizens across the entire country.

      One man (out of very many other people) protests against real life actual violence, and the response is to call for a boycott against fiction. Racial bias and violent excessive force within law enforcement is a much larger [and wholly separate] issue than whether or not people individually like Quentin Tarantino’s personality and films.

      • Jake says:

        It’s all a smokescreen to cloud the real issue. All unions protect their people, police union is no different.

        It would be nice if police actually stepped up and admitted wrong doing by bad police. It’s just very unfortunate because they are in charge of protecting us.

  6. Jimmy Green says:

    He will make a complete fool out of himself. He always does every time he opens his mouth.

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