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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Jan 16, 2013 12:44 PM CST
Take away the shock factor and QT's films would have zero appeal.
Jan 15, 2013 1:20 AM CST
It seems to me in this day and age, people are a lot more concerned w/ the actual use of buzzwords, (ex- nigger), then the actual context that they're being used in. It's like making a movie about the holocaust, and expecting people not to use the word 'Jew'. It's retarded. Now if Tarantino up & calls a reporter a nigger during an interview, then that is crossing the line, b/c of the context he is using the word in.
Jan 14, 2013 5:06 PM CST
I'm a white guy who was called a N*gger by a black guy because I didn't keep up my yard. How's that for stereotyping. I couldn't stop laughing long enough to say anything.