Quentin Tarantino said he’s not intimidated by the growing number of police unions calling for a boycott of all his films.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times Tuesday, the director said the presidents of police unions were criticizing him because they wanted to keep the attention off themselves.
“Instead of dealing with the incidents of police brutality that those people were bringing up, instead of examining the problem of police brutality in this country, better they single me out,” Tarantino said. “And their message is very clear.”
“It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me.” (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Calls Cops ‘Murderers’ At Anti-Police Rally)
“It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument.”
Tarantino clarified the comments he made at an anti-cop rally in New York in October.
“All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that.” (RELATED: Jamie Foxx Backs Quentin Tarantino’s Anti-Police Comments)
While he may not have said all cops were murderers, Tarantino did imply that some cops were killers during the anti-police brutality rally in Washington Square Park.
“When I see murders, I do not stand by,” Tarantino told the crowd. “I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”