Director Quentin Tarantino, responsible for cult classics like "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," attended an anti-police brutality rally in New York Saturday, where he compared cops to murderers.
"I'm a human being with a conscience," he said according to the Associated Press. "And if you believe there's murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I'm here to say I'm on the side of the murdered."
Tarantino's comments, and the larger protest, was held just four days after NYPD policeman Randolph Holder was killed. He was the fourth brave officer to be killed this year in New York City.
Have these protesters no shame? Citizens obviously have the right to protest, but couldn't they find the decency to postpone it until the city had finished grieving over its latest fallen officer?
This NY Post headline says it all: "Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay."
In light of Tarantino's comments, the New York City police union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, is now calling for New Yorkers to boycott his movies. Here's what President Patrick Lynch had to say to the Hollywood director on Sunday:
“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,'” he went on. “It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.”