Quentin Tarantino really stepped in it over the weekend when he called cops “murderers” during a rally against police brutality, and now the New York City police union is calling for a boycott of the director’s upcoming movie “The Hateful Eight.”
“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,” the “Django Unchained” director told protesters in Washington Square Park.
The poorly-timed rally took place just four days after the death of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, who was fatally shot in the head while chasing a gunman in East Harlem. When asked, Tarantino called the timing “unfortunate,” but said that since they’d flown in key protesters to participate, the show had to go on.
Predictably, police officers aren’t happy being labeled murderers, with Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association calling for a boycott of the upcoming movie by the “cop-hater.”
“New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.’ It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino‘s films,” he said in a statement.
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