Quentin Tarantino’s dad says son ‘dead wrong’ calling police ‘murderers’

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Boycott of ‘cop hater’ Quentin Tarantino’s films over ‘murderers’ slur spreads.

Quentin Tarantino’s estranged father has joined cops nationwide in assailing the embattled director for his anti-cop comments just days after Officer Randolph Holder was gunned down. “I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers,” Tony Tarantino said in a statement. “He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. Calls for an American police boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films are gathering steam, with police unions in three US cities pledging their support for the campaign launched by New York’s union chief. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests.” The elder Tarantino joined the fray after police across the country — including those with the LAPD and the Philadelphia Police Department – have condemned the “Pulp Fiction” director and called for a boycott of his films. “I wish he would take a hard, dispassionate look at the facts before jumping to conclusions and making these kinds of hurtful mistakes that dishonor an honorable profession,” his dad said. “We have many friends and relatives who have served honorably in the NYPD and the LAPD and clearly, they risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe. Until now, the Oscar-winning auteur’s greatest contribution to cultural disintegration involved directing, co-writing and acting in “Pulp Fiction,’’ the minimally amusing 1994 cinematic ode to nihilism and ultra-violence. Cops are not murderers, they are heroes.” “He wanted to be an actor,” he told the paper “Now he’s an actor only because he has my last name.

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained had joined demonstrators in the city speaking out on Saturday against the deaths of people at the hands of police. “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. If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges.” “We are very grateful to Tony Tarantino for having the courage to speak out and support the police. I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) blasted his statements. So did the Los Angeles Protective League, and most recently, Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, all of which have urged moviegoers to boycott his films.

I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” The director, whose films frequently feature African-American actors in lead roles, then uttered the words that have incited the police campaign against him. Lynch told FOX411 via email: “The irony of protecting cop-haters, particularly wealthy, entitled, elitist cop-haters like Quentin Tarantino, is not lost on the police officers who struggle to support their families in the most expensive city in America. Al Sharpton — Holder couldn’t stand the frequent cop-basher, his grieving fiancée said — claimed, apparently falsely, that the dead officer’s father had invited him to deliver the eulogy at his son’s funeral in Queens Wednesday. At a separate gathering in Times Square a few days earlier, he had taken to the stage to read out the names of some of the victims of police shootings.

The site notes that those deaths are recorded “whether [they occurred] in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method … inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved”. But his son, Quentin Tarantino, has insulted the very people who protect his freedom of speech and who facilitate the making of his films.” Queens-born Tony Tarantino, also an actor and film maker, credits local police officers and his involvement in the Police Athletic League for setting him straight as a youngster. When Beyoncé and Jay Z bailed out protesters who wreaked havoc in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., they aided people who contributed to black poverty by destroying businesses owned or run mainly by black people. Basketball players LeBron James and Kobe Bryant attended pregame warmups in December wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “I Can’t Breathe,’’ the final words of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died as he resisted arrest. But while a report by the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office mentioned an alleged police chokehold as a probable cause of Garner’s death, it also listed health factors that contributed to his demise, including his history of obesity and hypertension.

Organizers of the protest have vigorously defended the filmmaker. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press) “It really is an attempt to squelch any discussion by people in the arts or prominent people in other fields of taking up and discussing controversial social issues,” he said. And while protesters in Ferguson raised their hands in surrender, chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot’’ — supposedly the last words of slain Michael Brown — the phrase was unlikely ever to have been uttered by the man in police custody. She may play one of the most iconic characters on television, but Emilia Clarke said she felt a little lost before transforming into ‘ famous dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen. I’m short and round and brown,” Clarke told The Wrap at Hollywood’s Power Women Breakfast on Wednesday. “Cate Blanchett in, that was something I watched a lot while preparing for season one. President Obama, too, defended a movement that targets cops for disrespect and violence. “I think the reason that the organizers used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s lives matter,’’ he said during a panel discussion on criminal-justice reform last week. “Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that’s happening in the African-American community that’s not happening in other communities.’’ A war has been declared on cops, but you wouldn’t know it if you listened to the denialists.

And the fact that it was rooted in reality was empowering, to say the least.” The 1998 film, which followed England’s Queen Elizabeth through her surprise ascension to the throne to becoming an iron-clad ruler, won Australian-born Blanchett a BAFTA and Golden Globe Award and swag Oscar nominations. “So I could have it be the put-upon abused naïve child that she was in the beginning and then through each different epic turn of events throughout that first season I was able to harness each strength that came with those events and realise the steeliness I could inhabit as an actress.” Two, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, also posthumously promoted to detectives, were shot to death by a lunatic who, riled up by anti-cop rhetoric, traveled from Baltimore to murder police, then shot himself to death. The low point came when CNBC yakker Becky Quick asked Donald Trump about a verbal jab that she accused him of leveling against Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg over a proposal to grant American visas to highly skilled immigrants.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has decreed that processed meats, including bacon — lovely, scrumptious bacon — are “carcinogenic to humans,’’ like tobacco and asbestos, and that eating red meat probably increases one’s chances of growing not love handles, but colorectal tumors. It seems as if every time I sit down to eat, some expert contends that the things I crave most, from coffee to red wine, either can kill me or make me live longer. But suffice it to say that the Internet is abuzz with explanations as to why the seemingly dead apocalypse-dweller was not eaten by zombies, and will live on. Gals pay willing surgeons $5,500 to $7,500 apiece to take a scalpel to their private parts to make them look sleeker in yoga pants, The Post’s Jane Ridley reported.

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