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Quentin Tarantino Says N-Word at Golden Globes Talking About 'Django Unchained' & Slavery

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino used the taboo N-word backstage at Sunday's Golden Globes while taking questions regarding his film "Django Unchained" and his win for Best Screenplay.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Jan 15, 2013 10:18 AM EST
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Director Quentin Tarantino poses for a portrait while promoting his movie "Django Unchained" in New York December 16, 2012 (Photo : Reuters)

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino used the taboo N-word backstage at Sunday's Golden Globes while taking questions regarding his film "Django Unchained."

The director had just picked up his award for Best Screenplay and said the racist term while defending his slavery-era film at the press podium backstage.

"If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word 'n-----,' the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum south in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case. But no one's actually making that case. They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters," he said, according to E! Online.

There was reportedly a moment of stunned silence before reporters resumed their questions.

African-American actor Don Cheadle went up to the press podium after Tarantino for his "House of Lies" Best Actor win and did not let the filmmaker's comments past by him. 

"Please no 'n-----' questions," he said. "Black people questions are all right."

"Django Unchained" starred Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Waltz. 

Fellow director Spike Lee, denounced "Django Unchained" in December and said he would not see the film because of its graphic depiction of slavery, including whippings and the use of the N-word over 110 times. 

"All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else," he told Vibe magazine.

He later sent out the following Twitter message: "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."

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