Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” a film set in the antebellum South, premiered in New York yesterday. As always, Tarantino can’t resist his not-so-guilty pleasure: tossing around the N-word.
The sensational headline links to a Hollywood Reporter film review. “Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites and blacks alike,” the reviewer writes.
Yes, it’s shocking and uncomfortable. As it should be for decent people repulsed and unsettled by the dehumanizing term.
But rather than go after Tarantino for his apparent delight in liberal use of the N-word, many journalists and progressives are going after Drudge for his headline.
Leading the pack was Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer, self-appointed issuer of licenses to call out racism. See, only progressives are qualified to comment on racial issues. Or something.
Heaven forfend a conservative should highlight Tarantino’s fetish for racial slurs!
Serwer was not alone. Many accused Drudge of race-baiting and racism.
Let’s see progressives call out Tarantino for his infatuation with the N-word. Until then, this is nothing but predictable liberal pearl-clutching and hypocrisy.