Quentin Tarantino said he feels like he’s being vilified by police unions after a growing number of them said they will boycott his movies.
During an interview with “The View” on Wednesday, the director said he doesn’t hate cops.
“I’m not anti-police,” Tarantino said. “I’m not a cop hater. They’re trying to vilify me as that.”
“As far as I’m concerned, Patrick Lynch, the head of the NYPD union, is slandering me by calling me a cop hater because they can’t deal with the criticism that I’m giving.” (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Angers More Cops With ‘Murderers’ Comment)
“They don’t want to handle this kind of criticism, at least coming from somebody from my kind of stature.”
“Some of them are talking about [how] they’ve got ‘surprises’ for me and they’re ‘going to do this.’ They sound like bad guys in an ’80s action movie.”
Tarantino fired up an anti-cop rally in October when he said some cops were murderers. (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Calls Cops ‘Murderers’ At Anti-Police Rally)
“When I see murders, I do not stand by,” Tarantino told the crowd in New York. “I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” (RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Backtracks: ‘All Cops Are Not Murderers’)