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Quentin Tarantino Says Blaming Movie Violence Is 'Disrespectful' To Sandy Hook Victims

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Quentin Tarantino Says Talking Movie Violence Disrespects Sandy Hook Victims

Quentin Tarantino has had to play a lot of defense over his newest film Django Unchained!

Both the language and the violence have come under fire all throughout the film's release so far, and QT– never one to stay on the QT for long — has happily discussed his vision.

But when the director was recently asked about the appropriateness of film violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, he was offended! He said:

"I think it's disrespectful to their memory, actually, the memory of the people who died, to talk about movies. I think it's totally disrespectful to their memory. Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health."

Quentin went on to say:

"I've been asked this question for 20 years — about the effects of violence in movies related to violence in real life. My answer is the same 20 years ago. It hasn't changed one iota… Obviously, I don't think one has to do with the other."

That's definitely a clear statement!

While we understand that some people may be more sensitive to movie violence than others, we have to agree that attacking the world of art and make-believe skirts the real issues.

If gun violence is going to stop, the conversation has to be about guns!

We got your back, Quentin!

[Image via Kyle Blair/WENN.]

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21 comments to “Quentin Tarantino Says Blaming Movie Violence Is 'Disrespectful' To Sandy Hook Victims”

  1. 1

    django unchained was too sick, great movie.

  2. cyn says – reply to this


    Quentin needs a reality check

  3. lemonbird says – reply to this


    I agree. They are trying to blame video games and violent movies & TV for the shootings, but people all over the world have access to that stuff and they don't go around shooting little kids or movie theatres or churches If you look at the mass shootings we have experienced in the past two years or less, it is scarey. We have a gun problem. Period. People do not need aitomatic weapons. The people in the United Kingdom, and all over Europe don't have this problem. People in Japan don't either. It is obvious that people who have no business owning guns have them. This whole country is becoming a shooting gallery.

  4. sm87 says – reply to this


    if people think these events are due to anything aside from mental health issues, gun control, and poor upbringing of children (ie: bullying), they're sadly mistaken. It can't be more clear

  5. 5

    his movies seem mentally ill

  6. 6

    The only thing Tarantino should be discussing is WHY, WHY, WHY did he (almost) ruin an Oscar-caliber movie with a ridiculous, amateurish, egomaniacal cameo and a horrible, never-ending final 30 minutes? Aren't there any studio executives (or friends???) to tell him he is an embarrassingly bad actor and "Django" needed to be 20-30 minutes shorter???

  7. 7

    I'm not a fan of Quentin Tarantino at all, his movies are far too violent for my tastes…but I do agree with him here. The problem is with mental illness and gun control. Simple as that. Every other country is exposed to the same violent movies and video games but it doesn't lead to mass shootings…because in those countries, its easier to get mental help than it is a gun. Sure, if someone is already mentally ill, violent movies may make them more violent but thats a problem with the person, not the movie.

  8. 8

    Do you guys realize in the cliff legislation that just passed. we gave millions to HOLLYWOOD. Our taxes are going UP but damn if we aren't helping to support these asswipes in Hollywood. Yes, movie and video violence does make our society less safe. Its the 2nd amendment that protects the 1 and 4 amendments. don't forget that. an interesting opinion piece in the russian paper PRAVDA warns Americans not to give up their weapons, the russians say look what happened to us. don't do it Americans. check it out.

  9. Kim says – reply to this


    Liberals, quit being so stupid, your kids are watching movies like this,
    lot of killing and guns and your saying it's gun control.
    This is why kids want guns, because they watch this movie and play
    these game and think isn't cool.
    So stop being such dumb shits and get back to reality,
    guns don 't kill people, people do.
    And if you don't want all this violence stop make these movies.
    Why are you liberals so stupid ???? It must be the Obama affect.

  10. 10

    No, the issue is not gun control. There's 20,000 laws put into place when it comes to firearms, Columbine happened during the 94 assault weapon ban. One of the strictest gun regulations to ever happen. It had no positive or negative effect. (which is why you don't hear libs talking about it). it's one thing ignoring facts that prove pro-gun arguments to be right and anti-gun arguments to be wrong. But ignoring history is even a bigger idiotic move by the anti-gunners. It's the media. But also a tad bit of Hollywood. People are easily influenced by crap it's pathetic. Take for example, 50 shades of grey. GROWN women hopped on a bandwagon and became influenced by a poorly written book, so much so they started trying bondage, and sending the same exact sex toys used in the book flying off the shelves. There was tons of news reports on it. Now go onto the media. With their sensationalism. They do nothing but find out every little detail of a shooters life, and then shove it down everyone's throat for weeks on end. A shooting will shut down places, push back premiers, and have all sorts of moronic effects. They essentially make the shooters famous. I can name 5 shooters who did a mass shooting..I cannot name a single victim. Evidence enough right there.

    So is it really a stretch that some mentally off psychopath who's angry at the world who was never given any attention watches movies, watches the media glamorize the shooters then gets that idea in his head? Cmon..

  11. Stuupid says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – Of all the countries why the FUCK would we care what russia has to say? keep their fucking opinions to themselves

  12. 12

    Re: lemonbird – No we don't. Comparing countries with gun bans to a country that does not will always be a fail, idiotic argument. Always. Most countries with gun bans are oppressive or border-lining it. Take for instance Asian countries. Australia is notorious for banning violent video games and movies. Or at the least heavily censoring them. It's simple statistics. Of course we will have more gun deaths compared to a country that doesn't have guns. That's like us lowering the drinking age to 18. You'll see in spike in DUI arrests, DUI accidents and fatalities. SIMPLE..STATISTICS.

    People in Japan have never really had a gun culture, they do however have a knife, samurai, and sword culture. A man attacked 22 people with a sword, another man killed 12 people with a knife. Just an FYI. I'm sure if you look at their crime rates, you'll find they most definitely have as many stabbings and beatings as we do gun crimes. You know nothing about firearms. These weapons are semi-automatic, not fully automatic. If you think someone can't get 2 hunting rifles, a shotgun and saw off the barrel of , and have 2 revolvers (all weapons that people aren't targeting) go into a theater and kill just as many if not more, you are very naive and most importantly wrong.

  13. 13

    Re: Stuupid – Actually we should. If people want to keep arguing that we have far more gun violence than countries with gun bans, we can do the same. Russia also has a gun ban. RUSSIA ALSO HAS DOUBLE/TRIPLE OUR HOMICIDES PER YEAR as well as overall crime. Just sayin..

  14. 14

    People need to start taking responsibility for their actions and quit blaming guns, movies, video games, etc. we have become a nation of not taking responsibility for our actions.

  15. 15

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  16. rosebudnv says – reply to this


    not only is it movie violence partly to blame but also the extremely violent and bloody video games. Is it any wonder that kids are totally desensitised to violence?? Add bad/poor parenting, an overly forgiving legal system and we have a generation of violent prone youngsters who have never had to deal with any consequences of their actions.

  17. 17

    Of course thid ahole dismissed violent graphic films as a contributor to shootings because he makes money doing them. Just keep telling yourself that Tarantino you are pathetic.

  18. 18

    Of course these films contribute. They are so filled of detailed graphic violence and have desensatized the public to decency. He makes murder and torture entertaining, hip and stylish. The plots are more and more sick minded. There is nothing redeeming that contributes to a healthy society. People emulate this sick shit and it contributes to unhealthy minds. Makes people paranoid. We've got the media shooting Rhudolph from a children's story and say its funny. Well Tarantino. I'm sure the sandy hook families will look at all the gratuitous violence in these disgusting films and it will horrify them even more. Sick violence should not be celebrated or encouraged even if it is in films. It is demoralizing and contributes to a sick minded society.

  19. 19

    Something like 86 deaths from mass shootings last year - a couple of nuts shooting masses however in context there are millions of gun owners. One or two incidents statistically is not that high. And how about the thousands of lives guns save that the media does not report? Honestly it is society being sick. Not guns.

  20. 20

    (stops at nothing to find the fruit)

    His wife's name is RAINBOW.
    she's always up in the skies, she's a TRAFFIC CONTROLLER.

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  21. 21

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