Jamie Foxx Spike Lee Feud Ignited? Actor Defends Quentin Tarantino And Controversial Hit Movie, Details
on Jan 18, 2013 04:55 PM EST
Actor Jamie Foxx is shooting back at director Spike Lee for saying that he won't be seeing his film "Django Unchained" because it's disrespectful to his ancestors.
According to Yahoo!, Foxx addressed Lee's comments by stating the following:
"The question for me is: Where's Spike Lee coming from? He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course," he said.
"I mean, I respect Spike; he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible," Foxx continued.
In December, Lee had spoken to Vibe and stated that he disapproved of the film made by Quentin Tarantino.
"All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. I can't disrespect my ancestors. That's just me. ... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else," he said.
The controversial movie revolves around a former slave (Foxx) that befriends a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), as they attempt to save Django's wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Foxx states that even though Tarantino is a Caucasian man putting together a film about black history, it doesn't mean that he can't do it right.
"You got to look at the individual cases. When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?' he's got no affinity for it. Good Golly Miss Molly? I don't think so. But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't hot] he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherf-----, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, [because] damn straight he can," he added.
If there's moments in the movie that anger the audiences, Foxx states that "They're supposed to."
To date, "Django Unchained" has already raked in $129 million since it's opening on Christmas Day, which has made it Tarantino's highest-grossing flick.
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