Following an appearance at a Washington Square rally to protest police violence this weekend, the New York City police has called for a boycott of director Quentin Tarantino’s films says The New York Post.
Tarantino attended the rally, marched with the crowd, and reportedly used the term “murderers” when referring to some of the deaths and the hands of police officers in recent months.
Combined with the protest coming just days after the death of NYPD officer Randolph Holder whilst on the job in East Harlem, has led to President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrick Lynch calling for the boycott:
“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. New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.'”
Tarantino has acknowledged the timing of the rally has been “unfortunate”. his next film, “The Hateful Eight,” is scheduled to open at Christmas.