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Do not accuse Quentin Tarantino of promoting real violence

He will "shut your butt down"


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Katie McDonough
January 12, 2013 2:14AM (UTC)

Quentin Tarantino is really sick of being asked if there's a link between his movies and real-world violence. 

In an interview for Britain's Channel 4 News, the "Django Unchained" director got heated after Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked, "Why are you so sure that there's no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence?"

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Tarantino did not like that question one bit, and he was quick to say as much.

"Don't ask me a question like that -- I'm not biting ... I refuse your question ... It's none of your damn business what I think about that!" he shot back.

He went on to say that after answering the same question for 20 years, he's simply tired of talking about it. "The reason I don't want to talk about it is because I've said everything I have to say about it," he explained.

And perhaps the best part?

"I haven't changed my opinion one iota ... and I am shutting your butt down."


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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