Quentin Tarantino Won’t Answer Some Questions Because He’s ‘Not Your Monkey,’ You Guys [VIDEO]
Especially when the interviewer posed questions about film violence and the effect it may have on real-world violence.
Things got a bit ugly when Channel 4 London interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked the director if he thought there was a difference between “enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence.” To which Tarantino angrily snapped back, “Do not ask me a question like that. I’m not biting. I refuse your question.”
When asked why he wouldn’t answer, Tarantino replied, “Because I’m not your slave, and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not your monkey … And I’m saying I refuse.”
An interesting choice of words, especially because ‘Django Unchained’ has gotten plenty of criticism for trivializing slavery.
“I’m here to sell my movie,” he reminded Guru-Murthy. “This [interview] is a commercial for the movie. Make no mistake.”
Tarantino, who’s come under fire in the past for the wanton violence in films like ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ said his feelings on movie blood and guts are already well known, so stop asking him stupid questions and just look it up already.
“If anyone cares what I have to say about it, they can Google me, and they can look for 20 years on what I have to say about it,” he continued. “I haven’t changed my opinion one iota … I’m shutting your butt down!”
The rest of the interview went pretty smoothly, but way to endear yourself to the press, bro.
Said the reporter later, “I was surprised about his reaction to the questions, which were very gentle. I love a lot of his work. I wasn’t looking for a fight.”
Ah, but there was your undoing — Tarantino often is.