Django Unchained was a great film. N-word this, n-word that. Oops. That's probably enough to get us shut down for good. Hate crimes, maybe. But it just goes to show, no one likes hearing that word, no-one. If only there was some way we could go back and edit what we've written. If only. Maybe in the future their will be. We can only hope.
Ok, so saying that no-one likes that word isn't actually true. The rap music for starters. It gets used a lot in that. Also, rich white people. They love it too. Spiky Lee doesn't like it when white people use it though. Especially ones called Quentin. Which is why he put this on Twitter when Django was first released:
"American slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti western"
Which is true, Quentin didn't seem that bothered by it though. He's got other fish to fry. Jamie Foxx on the other hand, the star of Django himself, was not happy about it. Not happy at all. He even said so to The Guardian in a recent interview
"He [Spike] didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."
"But you got to look at the individual cases. When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?', he's got no affinity for it. Good Golly Miss Molly? I don't think so. But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't hot 'cos he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherfucker, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, 'cos damn straight he can."
Or when that fat bloke from Cardiff sang Rihanna on X Factor, eh Jamie?
on a slightly diferent note, we'd like to take this opportunity to say that we hope Christoph Waltz wins an Oscar this year. Again.