'New York Post' Uses Cover to Call Out Quentin Tarantino
The publication says it's time for the filmmaker to "do the right thing and make a public apology."
The New York Post put Quentin Tarantino on its Tuesday cover, telling the embattled Hollywood director he must atone for remarks he made during a protest against police brutality more than a week ago.
The publication said it is time for the filmmaker to "do the right thing and make a public apology" for calling police "murderers" during a rally in New York on Oct. 24.
"I'm a human being with a conscience," said Tarantino at the rally. "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."
The director of the upcoming Western The Hateful Eight also said, "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," according to multiple reports.
Pressure has been mounting on Tarantino to apologize, as numerous police unions and organizations — including the five largest police departments in the country — have called for a boycott of all of the director's work.
Tarantino has been accused of "hating cops" by one of the unions.
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs is the latest group to join the boycott. Others include the National Border Patrol Council and unions for Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York police departments.
Tarantino and his representatives have remained silent since the boycott dominoes began to fall, but one actor from Tarantino's films has supported him: Jamie Foxx.
Foxx, who was the lead in Tarantino's Django Unchained, defended the director onstage at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, saying, "Keep telling the truth, keep speaking the truth, and don't worry about none of the haters."