It started off as a local story.

When Quentin Tarantino decided to join an anti-police brutality protest in New York this weekend, it rattled the city’s police officers, Fox News Insider previously reported.

Local cops threatened to start a rally of their own – against the director’s new film, “The Hateful Eight.”

Now, the boycott is extending to officers across the country, as police unions in Los Angeles, New Jersey and Philadelphia hop on board.

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“We fully support constructive dialogue about how police interact with citizens. But there is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are,” Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, said in a statement Tuesday.

Tarantino had on Saturday accused police officers of being “murderers.”

“When I see murders, I do not stand by... I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers,” he told the crowd.

Police say his remarks were especially insensitive considering that they were made only days after an NYPD officer was shot and killed by a suspect he was pursuing.

What impact will this growing boycott have on his new movie? Watch Fox editors weigh in on Four4Four above.

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