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.”
“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