Famed actor Samuel L. Jackson has graced the big screens for over three decades and has started in a lot of race sensitive and racial charged films, which is why his recent actions has us all scratching our heads. Recently in an interview, the Golden Globe Award nominated actor said that it’s OK for Quentin Tarantino to use the N-word.
Jackson, whose starring in Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight said that he gives him a pass to use the N-word, which has seen backlash from other filmmakers, notably Spike Lee. In the interview, Jackson says:
Jackson served as an usher at MLK Jr.’s funeral and was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. When anyone from Spike Lee to young black filmmakers criticizes Tarantino’s choice of words, Jackson says, “I tell them, ‘He’s telling his story. If you’ve got a problem with that, then you need to write your story.’ We’re talking about people living in a specific time who speak a specific way, who still do speak a specific way in parts of the country. I grew up in the South in segregation. I heard it every day. And people who didn’t say nigger said niggra, which was like, Why don’t you just go ahead and say it? It sounds the same to me.”
I am not to sure about this one Shaft, you may be on your own with this one. Check out the full article here and SHARE this story if you agree or disagree with Jackson’s thoughts.