Spindrift: Quentin Tarantino is Right

So you’ve probably recently heard of the recent Quentin Tarantino “cop hater” catastrophe [some details here, although there are many, many articles and points of view on this – Editor].

If you weren’t aware, recently the profoundly talented director, Quentin Tarantino took part in a march against police brutality. Of course, people and the media have twisted this to look like Quentin Tarantino is a police hater. By now, many people would have apologized for taking part in the march but Quentin Tarantino is sticking with his opinion and not backing down.

Tarantino recently stated that: “I’m a human being with a conscience and if you believe that there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand against it. I’m here to say that I’m on the side of the murdered”.

The rally was for unarmed men who have been unrightfully murdered by police. It was by no means an anti-police march. Some police are now taking things way too far and saying that they are going to boycott his new movie the Hateful Eight. I feel like these police stations are being profoundly immature and not looking at the big picture. Just because someone is a police officer doesn’t always mean that they’re right.

Some people also say that Tarantino shouldn’t be allowed to protest police brutality when he has lots of violence and gore in his own movies. There’s a difference between fantasy and reality and it’s not like he’s making these movies to say that this violence is okay. Quentin Tarantino should not be ridiculed for speaking his mind and if police are supposed to be protecting their citizens why are they taking away his freedom of speech? We can continue to act like there is no problem with police brutality and turn away from it or follow in Quentin Tarantino’s footsteps and shed light on the problem.

For me this was the perfect time for this topic to come up because, just recently, I helped shoot a music video with the artist, Drea D’Nur. The video also deals with police brutality and a lot of time and effort was put into it. It would mean a lot if you would take the time to watch it.

Thanks for reading and watching.