Jamie Foxx Defends Tarantino: 'Keep Telling the Truth' About Cops
"Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx rallied to Quentin Tarantino's defense at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, telling him to "keep telling the truth and don't worry about the haters."
The acclaimed director of extremely violent flicks has been under fire from the police officers union and departments across the nation, and even some family members, after he branded some officers "murderers."
Tarantino said, "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 had been addressing a rally in Manhattan against police brutality just four days after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was gunned down.
Tarantino reportedly plans to explain the comment in an op-ed and apologize to those he offended.
Deneen Borelli of the Conservative Review said on "America's Newsroom" that it's good to see Tarantino held accountable after he and other Hollywood elites profited from "insulting Americans values for many years."
"Hollywood is on notice because people are watching," Borelli said.
Political consultant Jessica Tarlov said Tarantino's comments don't reflect public sentiment, citing a Gallup poll that rated law enforcement the third most respected institution in the country.
"Middle ground consensus is the only way that we're going to move forward," Tarlov said.
Everyone agreed that Americans Freddie Gray and Eric Garner should not have lost their lives at the hands of police.
"Nobody supports unjust killing of any human being in this country. I think that is the larger point that needs to be made in all of this discussion," Martha MacCallum said.