Samuel L. Jackson explains N-Word

Jackson defends Tarantino’s use of the N-Word/Reddit.com

Jackson & Foxx defend Tarantino.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

HOLLYWOOD — Quentin Tarantino has long been excoriated for his hackneyed use of the word “n*gger” in his scripts. His slavery drama “Django Unchained” features approximately 110 uses of the racial slur. “The Hateful Eight” has its fair share of N-words too. In Tarantino’s new documentary “QT8: The First Eight,” Samuel L. Jackson justified the dialogue by drawing a parallelism between “Django Unchained” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.”

“You take ’12 Years a Slave,’ which is supposedly made by an auteur. Steve McQueen is very different than Quentin,” Jackson, 70, said. “When you have a song that says n*gger in it 300 times nobody says sh*t. So it’s ok for Steve McQueen to use [n*gger] because he’s artistically attacking the system and the way people think and feel, but Quentin is just doing it to just strike the blackboard with his nails? That’s not true. There’s no dishonesty in anything that [Quentin] writes or how people talk, feel, or speak [in his movies].”

Jackson is referring to screenplay in “12 Years a Slave” where Paul Dano’s character (Tibeats) repeatedly disgorges the N-word while serenading a group of slaves with a racist song. Jamie Foxx, Jackson’s co-star in “Django Unchained,” also defended Tarantino’s colloquy in the documentary.

Foxx’s comfort level with the racial slur put him in position to reassure co-star Leonardo DiCaprio it’s okay to verbalize “n*gger” on the set. “Leonardo Dicaprio had a problem saying the word n*gger,” Foxx, 51, explained. “He said, ‘It’s tough for me to say this.’ I remember Samuel L. Jackson going, ‘Get over it motherf*cker. It’s just another Tuesday motherf*cker.’ I said, Leo we are not friends. This is your property, these aren’t humans. This is your property. When Leo came in the next day, he didn’t speak [to me].”

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41 comments

  1. That people use ‘n-word’ rather than the actual word, is a direct reflection, of the infantilization of society. Kids are starving, the earth is heating up, democracy is under threat… Time to grow up & face up…

  2. This is why i do not watch any Tarantino movies

  3. Any white person that says it, will get a beat down!

  4. A little known fact is that Samuel Jackson presented Tarantino with a honorary Bruthuh card. So his use of the word is OK.

  5. Quentin terrantino is Sam Jackson little white slave. The liberal whites crack me up.

  6. Quentin Tarantino is one of the blackest white guys.

  7. But it’s ok for black people to say it over and over and over again. What am I missing?

  8. White People purposely create these type of films just to use the N word out loud it seems like it gives them a feel of “ make America great again” then you have step & fetchin’ negroes like Sam Jackson who agrees with Quentin who uses the word excessively ( Sam is trying to stay employed lol)

  9. So it is ok but not ok? Black people need to be on one side or the other. If it is sooooo offensive, do not utter it. Otherwise it should be ok to use it. Freedom of speech and all.

  10. Jackson is his puppet… SELL OUT!!!

  11. Only reason slj is defending him is because Tarantino makes him a tremendous amount of money
    Any other white guy, Sammy would be acting as hard as possible
    Pure hypocrisy

  12. Who really cares ? When we get to where rappers and other artists aren’t allowed to use the word, then it’s OK to tell everyone else it’s a “bad” word ! Until then, stop with all the double standards ! If it’s a “bad” word, no one should be using it and if it’s OK for blacks to use it, end of discussion !

  13. Racial Slurs? But I’m old!

    Blacks say it to each other all the time. I don’t see what the issue is.

  14. Papa Sasquatch

    Samuel L Jackson gave Tarantino the N-word pass

  15. I think Tarantino enjoys hiding behind a movie script. He’s laughing at everyone, and getting away with it.

  16. Speech is supposed to be free in the US. Sick and tired of certain groups acting as they own words or a corner on the market of suffering. The last liberal in office “redefined” many words and terms. Get over it. The ones yelling racism all the time are the true racists and use the term as a “get out of jail free” card. If you want equality, stop treating others like they are not.

  17. Hussein Alsalami

    I’m tired of this shit, all the blood and violence is ok but you get butt hurt when you here a few racial slurs. People really need to grow up.

  18. To all the blacks crying about the word nigga. Stop calling people who aren’t black, niggas. Don’t be stupid.

  19. I am not black, and have no problem with th word being used for artistic license. How do you make a movie about slavery and NOT use the N-word? Impossible. As for real life, I feel everyone should stop using the word, including blacks.

  20. im here for the nigga gals!!! lmaooo

  21. He can say whatever the fuck he wants, its his movie

  22. Quentin gets a pass for saying the N Word he is a Legend in my eyes 😅

  23. Quentin “I wanna be down with the brown” Tarantino

  24. Dude i dont know why us people have so many problems with saying the n word.

  25. I named my dog after Django

  26. Ha Thien An Truong

    Quentin is the most powerful white person on planet Earth

  27. Deep down he wants to be black lol

  28. Aggression Sessions

    Tarantino, one of the most honest people in hollywood.

  29. People are crazy…
    Get over it niggas

  30. Nigga nigga nigga nigga I’m 200 percent nigga

  31. Nigga here? Nigga there.

  32. First world problems

    That’s why I love Quintons films. They have action , drama, comedy and the occasion gore. It’s so well put together and written

  33. StarkCoyotEspada1

    people need to harden the fuck up

  34. I completely agree with Samuel

  35. i guess spielberg is racist too for showing lots of nazi hate crimes against jews in schindlers list, even tho that stuff actually happened during that time period….

  36. Hollywood agent:we got a script for a movie role. Wanna look at it?

    Hollywood actor:there are a lot racial slurs in this script I don’t know if this-

    Hollywood agent:it’s directed by quinten Tarantino

    Hollywood actor: Hold my beer.

  37. I hate when people confuse portraying racism with promoting it

  38. Samuel rocks. Bad ass.

  39. nigga wtf man

  40. I wouldn’t use the n-word in most cases, but if Sam Jackson told me to say it it would be a dream come true. Also, it’s stupid that people are scared of using it in a sensible context.

  41. sErgEantaEgis12

    Is there a greater N-word pass than than when Samuel L. Jackson tells you to say it?

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