Not only is filmmaker Michael Moore standing up and defending Quentin Tarantino, he’s also trying to shame other whites into recognizing Tarantino’s right to Freedom of Speech!
You may remember last month when Quentin joined a RiseUpOctober rally in New York – a rally designed to highlight police brutality – and made news. Quentin correctly stated a fact – that some police officers who intentionally kill unarmed black men are murderers, and the victims are the murdered.
“When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” Quentin said at the rally.
Those words drew the wrath of the police unions and they went on the attack, encouraging their members to boycott an upcoming Tarantino movie and recently issuing what many are calling, a threat to the filmmaker.
“Something is in the works,” The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, Jim Pasco said, “but the element of surprise is the most important element.” Pasco continued. “Something could happen anytime between now and [the premiere]. And a lot of it is going to be driven by Tarantino, who is nothing if not predictable.
But Moore is speaking out in defense to Tarantino, and he wants other whites to do the same.
The 61-year-old filmmaker and left-wing activist tried to shame others Friday for not rushing to the defense of Tarantino, who invoked the wrath of law enforcement last month for his controversial comments during an anti-police brutality march.
“Has any white person in this town, in the industry, stood up for Quentin Tarantino?” Moore asked the Hollywood Reporter. “The white guy stuck his neck out there and they’re trying to chop it off.”
“So, a couple of days ago I said, ‘To hell with that, I’m going to stand up for him,'” he added.
The “Bowling for Columbine” filmmaker went on to praise Tarantino’s participation in the Washington Square Park rally — during which he called certain cops murderers — as “incredible.”