Samuel backs Tarantino over N-word in his films
Los Angeles: Quentin Tarantino's frequent collaborator, actor Samuel L Jackson, has defended the filmmaker over usage of N-word in his films.
Jackson, who featured in the documentary QT8: The First Eight, which explores filmmography of the much-revered director, questioned the double standards in outrage against the use of the slur.
"You take 12 Years a Slave, which is supposedly made by an auteur. Steve McQueen is very different than Quentin. When you have a song that says (N-word) in it 300 times nobody says s**t.
"So it's ok for Steve McQueen to use (N-word) 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 said in the documentary.
The veteran actor has frequently collaborated with the filmmaker, with most notable film being the 1994 cult classic, Pulp Fiction.
They last worked together on Tarantino's 2015 feature The Hateful Eight.