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Antoine Fuqua Criticizes Spike Lee Over ‘Django Unchained’ Comments

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Training Day director Antoine Fuqua has criticized Spike Lee over recent comments he made about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

While speaking at a film festival in Italy, Fuqua took issue with the way the Malcolm X director handled a recent question about Tarantino’s violent Civil War era western. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antoine feels Spike should have addressed the matter in private.

The director explained:

“That’s just not the way you do things. If you disagree with the way a colleague did something, call him up, invite him out for a coffee, talk about it. But don’t do it publicly. I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t speak about it specifically, but we’re supposed to find some truth in films and if you set a film in the 1850s, you’re going to hear the word ‘n****r,’ because that’s the way they spoke then, and you’re going to discuss slavery because that was part of the reality.”

The Huffington Post reports that Fuqua believes friend and Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx wouldn’t have agreed to star in the film if he felt the script was inappropriate.

“Besides, I’m good friends with Jamie Foxx and he wouldn’t have anything to do with a film that had anything racist to it,” the Training Day director added.

TMZ explains that actor and comedian Donnell Rawlings also weighed in on the drama developing between Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino.

Rawlings told the celebrity gossip website:

“I don’t know if people know who you are. No disrespect, Spike, but I asked a guy if he knew Spike Lee, and he said, “That’s the little guy who plays for the New York Knicks.”

The Inquisitr previously reported that Spike Lee had some no so nice things to say about Django Unchained during a recent interview. The acclaimed filmmaker said Tarantino’s effort was extremely “disrespectful” to his ancestors.

What do you think about Antoine Fuqua’s comments regarding Spike Lee?

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7 Responses to “Antoine Fuqua Criticizes Spike Lee Over ‘Django Unchained’ Comments”

  1. Anonymous

    I'm wondering which ancestor's Spike Lee is referring to? Was it the good slaves, the bad ones or the black people that sold their own kind to white buyers in Africa?

  2. Bradley Hoog

    Spike Lee needs to wake up! We get it man you ad pissed and why not that is some f#$*ed up s*#t we white people did to your people. Evenif we bougjt these poor souls for their own witch is horible as well. I also know racism today is still really bad. But come on mam. Yeah it offends you good it should it should offend allof us as a whole but it should also enligjten us to how bad itwas for real while enteraining.I feel like Mr.Foxx has brouhjt some things all of your

  3. Bradley Hoog

    Ancestors probably dreamed of doing to these pigs of poeple that did some of these amazzingly aful things to your kin. Gt over you hate andyouneed to be noticed as the (black dude who is always going to say something bad about anytime a white dude does something you wish you thought of first. Go see the movie then talk sh*t till then don't talk for your ancestors cuz im willing to bet they would have loved to see allthose punk get just whay the deserved. Come on yeah its over the top and a

  4. June Wonder

    People always bring that up. At least be aware that the version of slavery within those countries was so vastly different than what the white buyers intended that the "black people that sold their own" had no idea what they were selling them into. Their concept of slavery often involved eventual freedom and joining the society/family they were with…just like the natives concept of "giving land" to the European visitors did not involve privatized land ownership.

  5. June Wonder

    Bradley Hoog I wouldn't call it hate. Spike Lee gave a chance to a few young white actors/actresses I had never seen before. I just don't like Tarantino and that's nothing new. Tarantino enjoys peppering his films with then word and unnecessary racial comments about blacks…and I like a few of his movies. Inglorious Bastards is a great example. The Nazis were around a table jokiing about the plight of the Negro in America…for what? It had nothing to do with the plot.