Police Union Calls for Tarantino Movie Boycott After Cop "Murderers" Rally
"It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too," Patrick Lynch of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said in a statement Sunday.
The New York police union is calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's films following the director's involvement in an anti-cop rally that took place on Saturday in Washington Square Park, the New York Post reports.
"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," Tarantino told a crowd of police brutality protestors at the rally.
He continued, "I'm a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there's murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I'm here to say I'm on the side of the murdered."
In a statement Sunday, Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, called Tarantino a "purveyor of degeneracy" who "has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous 'Cop Fiction.' "
"It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too. The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem," Lynch said, adding, "It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films."