LAPD union joins boycott of Quentin Tarantino films

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Boycott Against Anti-Cop Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Spreads to Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League has come out in support of a call for a boycott of the “Pulp Fiction” director’s films after he appeared in an anti-police brutality protest organized by RiseUpOctober on Saturday in New York City. “I’m a human being with a conscience,” he said at the time. “If you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it.The Wrap reports that Hollywood insiders are concerned about the backlash brewing against the anti-police hate speech spewed by “Hateful Eight” director Quentin Tarantino in Manhattan over the weekend. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” Tarantino’s use of the word “murder” led to a backlash from the New York Benevolent Association. “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” Patrick J.

But his appearance at a rally in Manhattan protesting police brutality may come back to bite him at the box office when his film “The Hateful Eight” hits theaters at the end of the year. On a commercial front, the violent Western is being promoted as a must-see on Christmas Day as well as a certified contender as awards season approaches for the film industry. “The first concern in any kind of position where a film is being attacked by a group outside of Hollywood is not about awards, it’s about commercial impact.

Although Hollywood won’t say so out loud, what also has to be fueling this fear is the recent box office failures of two high-profile films in the wake of their partisan stars insulting half the audience. The Wrap notes that the beef entered a new phase when NY police union president Patrick Lynch encouraged folks to react to Tarantino’s comments by taking it out on his films, saying “New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy. After star Seth Rogen hurled a racially-tinged hate-Tweet at black Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, Rogen’s well-reviewed and much-publicized “Steve Jobs” didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly. He’s a not a person who divides the country with his well-informed opinions,” the consultant stated while pointing out that Tarantino isn’t the one people turn to for guidance on social issues. “Quentin is pretty much across the board larger than life. Once you combine the production and advertising budget, the Weinstein Company has probably invested $80 million to $100 million into “Hateful Eight,” and is also looking at the Christmas release (limited) as an awards contender.

Although he has never been known for his political activism, he has expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. “I love the fact that people are talking and dealing with the institutional racism that has existed in this country and been ignored,” he told New York Magazine in July. “I feel like it’s another ’60s moment, where the people themselves had to expose how ugly they were before things could change. There’s no reason for them to come out and start talking… he should be stepping up and saying, ‘Don’t talk or apologize for me, let me get out of my own hole.’” Acknowledging Tarantino’s affinity for violence in his films, Linda Ong, CEO of brand agency TruthCo, believes this makes him relevant regarding real-life conversation on the issue at hand. “Tarantino’s long-held cultural perspective on violence gives him an interesting space to speak on it. This feud resonates with his uber-fans and could drive others to see his film,” Ong told The Wrap. “[He] should own his stance as always, he’s been in hotter water before.

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