Father knows best!
Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has drawn the ire of some of those that are closest to him for leading an ugly charge to bash police officers.
Among the most irate are producer Harvey Weinstein and Tarantino’s own father.
“When I read what my son said, it upset me,” Tony Tarantino told The New York Post. [We] have three cousins from the NYPD. I’ve seen and heard the things they go through, and to see them so discredited like this is really sad.”
According to the elder Tarantino the family has three relatives who were New York Police Department officers, one of whom was shot in the line of duty.
“The police getting such a bad rap, especially coming from my own son, is really sickening to me. It would really be great if he issued a public apology for the statements he made,” he added.
Weinstein, the producer of the majority of his films, including “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill” and the upcoming “The Hateful Eight,” is said to be angry as well, according to the Post.
Although Weinstein and Tarantino have been close friends for ages the producer is furious that the director appeared at an anti-cop rally in New York City and spoke out against police creating an unnecessary controversy that could hurt the pair at the box office now that many police organizations have called for a boycott of “The Hateful Eight.”
“The last thing Harvey needs is a boycott that will scare off Oscar voters and hurt the box office,” on insider told the Post.
According to the Post Weinstein wants Tarantino to issue an apology or, at least, walk back his rhetoric.
Weinstein is even considering an advanced private screening of the film for law enforcement.
“Harvey is desperate to find a solution,” the source said. “He’s angry that Tarantino needlessly created a controversy that has nothing to do with the movie. It’s so pointless and unnecessary.”
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