Sarah Silverman is Cool with Django’s N-Word

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“You can’t tell art what to do,” she explains.[HP]

The always hilarious Sarah Silverman took time away from inducing laughter to explain to TMZ why she is okay with what some have termed excessive use of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Silverman defended the film from criticism (notably from her friend Spike Lee, who termed the film ‘disrespectful’) by noting that the N-word was in wide use in the Civil War era during which the movie is set, and that no one has any right to tell ‘art’ what to do. Point noted, Sarah . . . but is Django art or entertainment? Or a hybrid of both?

Tell us what you think? Have you seen the film? Is it unwontedly offensive? And if you haven’t seen it, will its liberal use of the N-word keep you away?

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skilligan
skilligan

I made this point yesterday. it would be weird if the n-word want omitted from the movie. it's a shame stupid racists on this site have piled on & then got defended by stupid other racists. 

bryanzee
bryanzee

@skilligan 

Like seriously.....why are you so sensitive? One guy makes a joke and calls Spike Lee a monkey and he's automatically racist and people who didn't think it was a big deal are automatically racist also...do you see how stupid that is? 

Cry.Me.A.River.

skilligan
skilligan

since you brought up a monkey comment, calling a Black person a monkey is a racist statement. I have no reason to think it was a joke because it wasn't funny, if a person has a track record of not being a dick and makes a statement then fine, but if an a$$hole makes a racist comment it shouldn't be a problem if I call it what it is. He won't lose sleep and neither will I, just calling a spade a spade

skilligan
skilligan

@bryanzee  No , I am basing my opinion on his comments. He made a racist comment and I called it what it was. You then felt the need to defend him. That is your choice but in MY opinion it was a stupid choice. He will make more racist comments going forward and you will have to defend him again.

bryanzee
bryanzee

@skilligan 


Labeling people racist is sorta extreme though, I doubt he feels that way in real life. You say you're calling it what it is but you're not, you're just assuming.