Police officers in New York City are in a beef with two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino. The New York Post reports that the director of “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” earned the wrath of the officers over the weekend by participating in a rally against police brutality.
The city’s police union is now calling for a boycott of Tarantino’s movies, according to the report. The rally reportedly took place less than a week after an officer was killed in the line of duty.
Tarantino told the crowd of protesters Saturday in Washington Square Park: “When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call the murderers the murderers.” Tarantino reportedly added that the police are often the murderers.
In a statement, Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said of Tarantino: “It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too.”
He added: “The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem.
“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.’”