Michael Moore Says Police "Are Out to Get" Quentin Tarantino

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"They're just frightened and in shock that a well-known and respected white guy would dare to speak out."

Quentin Tarantino is being targeted unfairly by police, in Michael Moore's opinion.

The director of the upcoming Where to Invade Next shared his thoughts on his unverified Instagram account Thursday, posting a picture of Tarantino that appears to be from the rally at which he made his controversial remarks.

"Quentin Tarantino, a brave and good American, standing with families who've lost loved ones to police violence," wrote Moore. "Now certain police, the same ones who defend the cops who've killed unarmed innocent black citizens, are out to get Tarantino."

Police unions and law-enforcement organizations from around the country have called for a boycott of Tarantino's films after he called police "murderers."

The director of the upcoming The Hateful Eight has clarified his comments since, saying he is not anti-cop, but wants to see an end to unarmed African-American men and women being killed by police.

Moore said the call for a boycott would work against police.

"I think millions of us not only stand with Tarantino, we're going to make sure we go see his next movie!" said Moore. "Who's with me? Stay strong Quentin. They're just frightened and in shock that a well-known and respected white guy would dare to speak out."

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