Quentin Tarantino fired up an anti-cop rally in New York when he called police “murderers,” and now the local police union is calling for a boycott of all his films.
“When I see murders, I do not stand by,” Tarantino told the crowd in Washington Square Park Saturday. “I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
“I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.” (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino: ‘Obama Is Fantastic’)
Tarantino, whose films are often criticized for excessive violence and racist language, attended the rally days after a New York policeman was shot in the head while chasing down a gunman in the street, which Tarantino called “unfortunate timing.”
The president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association issued a statement criticizing the director’s comments and calling for a boycott of all his films.
“New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction,'” Patrick Lynch said.
“It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.” (RELATED: Sin City 2’ Will Come With Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Teaser)