N-Word Uttered Twice at Globes

Reporters 'taken aback' by Quentin Tarantino's use of word
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2013 9:59 AM CST
This image from NBC shows Quentin Tarantino with his award for best screenplay for his film, "Django Unchained," during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013.   (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

(Newser) – Jodie Foster's mystifying speech wasn't the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and he went ahead and used the n-word while doing so. "If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word [n-word], the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case. But no one’s actually making that case," Tarantino said. "They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters."

Reporters were "taken aback," according to Entertainment Weekly's telling. Don Cheadle's House of Lies win made him the next actor to head backstage, and he referenced the controversy. "Please no [n-word] questions," he said. "Black people questions are alright." Click for more backstage comments.

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