Published On: Sun, Dec 16th, 2012

Quentin Tarantino Applauds ‘The Hobbit’s’ Gratuitous Use of N-Word

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (The Global Edition) – Moviegoers across the nation have reportedly taken offense to “The Hobbit,” Peter Jackson’s newest entry in the “Lord of the Rings” saga, because of its flagrant, gratuitous use of the N-word. The celebrated director is defending his artistic choice, though, and a few of Jackson’s Hollywood friends are coming to his defense.

One of the film’s most vocal supporters has been famed director Quentin Tarantino, who has called Jackson’s constant, machine-gun usage of the racial slur “visionary” and “daring.”

Jackson’s constant, machine-gun usage of the racial slur was called “visionary” and “daring" by Tarantino

“I thought I used the N-word a lot in ‘Django Unchained,’ and I pretty much devoted a whole ‘Pulp Fiction’ scene to using it, but, man, Jackson just knocks this one out of the park,” said Tarantino. “After seeing how much N-word he had to cram into one film, I understand why he needed to make a trilogy.”

Despite Tarantino’s effusive praise, the long-anticipated film adaptation, based on the eponymous J.R.R. Tolkien novel, is being protested by every organization from the Family Research Council to the NAACP for what critics call “almost nonstop use of the N-word” that assaults the viewer for the film’s entire 166-minute running time.

Jackson said he was simply being true to how people talked in Middle Earth.

“You can’t whitewash history, people,” said the acclaimed director and N-word aficionado. “That’s how real hobbits talked. They said the N-word. If you don’t like it, take it up with Tolkien, not me.”

By TGE correspondent David Ross

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514510917 Jayden Yannopoulos

    What I like about this article is the way that it’s just like something out of The Onion, only without the humorous parts.

    • quadibloc

      That”s what I would have thought too. I think that Tolkien did make a passing reference somewhere to people with dark skin existing in Middle-Earth, but there’s certainly no reason to think Hobbits would call them by bad names. Now, Elves and Dwarves might have bad words for each other…

  • Guest

    When the word is taken out of inner-city movies and hip-hop, rap, and stand up comedy forgo its usage (along with other racial epithets like “cracker”, “honky”, “whitey”, etc.) then maybe I’m going to be more willing to lob some criticism at Jackson. Until then, if the people the term is meant to denigrate continue to use it, it should be considered part of the vernacular of the English language and left alone. Nobody is a captive audience in a movie theater.

  • jeffb

    omg you people are so gullible. this entire article is joke. think ‘the onion.’ wow…..

  • Edward C. Robinson

    Black people use the N word so freely but get upset when white people do. White people call each other Rednecks but get offended whens others call them that. Go figure?