Philly Police Union Won’t Back Down on Quentin Tarantino Boycott
Philadelphia’s police union won’t back down from its boycott of Quentin Tarantino, despite the director’s attempts this week to clarify remarks that had been deemed “anti-police.”
The Fraternal Order of Police announced its boycott last week, after Tarantino joined a New York march against police brutality, telling the crowd at one point: “When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
“Tarantino has shown through his actions that he is anti-police,” FOP President John McNesby said in a statement.
This week, however, Tarantino told the L.A. Times he was not anti-police. “All cops are not murderers,” Tarantino said. “I never said that. I never even implied that.”
Wednesday morning, though, McNesby said Tarantino’s clarification would not force a reconsideration of the boycott. “None at all,” he told Philly Mag via email.
Police unions throughout the country, including in New York and Los Angeles, have vowed to boycott Tarantino’s forthcoming film, The Hateful Eight, over his remarks.
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