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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Conservative Backlash Against Django Unchained Began Today

Posted by on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Get ready for weeks of vapid discussion about slavery from film critics and other people who are wholly unprepared to discuss slavery. Reviews for Quentin Tarantino's blaxploitation/spaghetti western/pre-Civil War revenge comedy Django Unchained are being published online, and Republicans are mad as hell that we're talking about how the south was pro-slavery again. Matt Drudge sent his conservative minions to the comments of this Hollywood Reporter review, and it's a terrible sight to behold. If any reporter wants to write a story about how the Republican party is reaching out to minorities, they should be forced to read every single one of the thousand-plus comments on this thread. Be warned: This shit gets pretty nasty.

Django the movie is a cheap shot playing to inaccurate stereotypes of the old South. The movie promotes racism as a matter of justifiable payback using an historically an inaccurate storyline. I will not be buying a ticket for this movie.

I am a 42 yr old white woman who grow up in the texas. Jamie Foxx is a joke..the only black people that were ever called that name are ones who were acting like one. Then they call each othere one? that never made sense to me. White people were called honkey, by the blacks and hispanics. Did i ever get offended no. Because yes i am white. but are not the blacks being racist? affter all the "special programs" setup just for them because of their color. White american has over paid their dues on this matter. blacks and any other race need to grow up.

All of Obama's welfare programs from today are nothing more than thinly veiled slavery reparations for blacks. Welfare, Food Stamps, Section 8 housing assistance, Obama Phones and now ObamaCare.. Time for the slavery reparations to end and "African Americans" learn to work again. The free ride on this honky's back is over.

Most whites call a black the "n"word after that person has raped or killed someone. Blacks are generally irrational and its getting well nigh impossible to converse or work with .


Jamie Foxx... total @sshole. Done with him, too. Adios, Jamie, killer of the white man. What the the hell do folks expect when a person like this says the things he says. This tool worships the mortal man obama like he's a god. Fine example hollywood sets, huh.

the creator of inglorious kikesters at it again! take your hollywood filth and shove it.

I don't know, why is it racist fro George Zimmerman to defend his life against Trayvon?

An aside: read the Slave Narratives from 1930s online from library of congress, most slaves adored their owners, the cruel masters they hated....slavery was wrong but these dozens of interviews are eye opening

I agree...and one other thing...Kill all the porch monkeys while we are at it....

Bear in mind that none of these people have seen the movie. Between the awful people writing about Django Unchained and all the stupid apocalypse jokes, you might just want to steer clear of the internet for the next couple weeks.


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27 that was great. Truth is most whites have NO clue as to the long lasting effects of a 400 year captivity and the realistic horrors of the Evil their great grand parents not ancestors did. (some only three generations ago. and as far as the N word why do white people care??? is it because someone told them for the 1st time they cant do something, I mean youve used the word for over 400 years, Blacks converted it into something positive 50 years ago and your mad you cant say it. talk about entitlement issues.
Posted by goodmorningusa on January 28, 2013 at 5:35 AM · Report this
The point you are missing is, that is but another example for what America was, is and will be about: Stupidity on the grand scale! (When put in relation to the educationl possibilities offered by material wealth)

Tyler Durden Volland, European
Posted by Tyler Durden Volland on January 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM · Report this
re: The Slave Narratives in the Library of Congress: If takes away from that reading, that the enslaved "loved their masters," then that person should expand their reading. Remember that these people were born into slavery, that's all that they knew before they were emancipated. If they speak of their owners as benevolent, it may be because they recieved an extra biscuit at Christmas after being starved all year long. The "minority majority" have fictionalized history for so long, that you've com to believe your own lies. Pick up some books, not The Hunger Games or The Hobbit, and read some truth about our country. Have you ever been a majority? Doubt it.
Posted by Sondra Jean on December 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
@10 (Lymis) and @14 (Hyzenthlayk9): Regardless of the word honky's original derivation, we Anserine-Americans find it deeply offensive, which is why we eat your lawns and then poop on them.
Posted by PCM on December 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM · Report this
Woah! Where do I get a porch monkey??? I've always wanted a monkey I could keep on my porch then take out and play with. That would be SO MUCH FUN!!! I really want... wait, what? That's not what it means? Crap!
Posted by Root on December 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM · Report this
sirkowski 24
I like me some delicious conservative butt rage. :-9
Posted by sirkowski on December 13, 2012 at 2:16 AM · Report this
@14 Interesting info.
FYI the word is "epithets".
Posted by crone on December 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM · Report this
I'm confused as to why we don't have a poll to decide whether we are collectively outraged by something here.
Posted by beef rallard on December 12, 2012 at 5:53 PM · Report this
Knat 21
These are presumably the same conservative wingnuts who vowed to never buy another Marvel comic (sic) after Superman supposedly renounced his American citizenship. The declaration of their withholding further support holds exactly as much weight.
Posted by Knat on December 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM · Report this
I don't know how the other movies had characters that were mouthpieces for him.

Yes, Kill Bill had a scene to satisfy his foot fetish.

Yes, Kill Bill and film criticism that likely reflected his views.

Beyond that?
Posted by GermanSausage on December 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM · Report this
Can't we just be pissed that Tarantino wrote ANOTHER revenge flick with characters who are nothing more than mouthpieces for him?
Posted by beatjunkie on December 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 18
@17 true, tho.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 17
@14 i did not know that
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on December 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM · Report this
@11 I know! It's crazy. It must be an internet first!

I also like how we're reminded of the irony of all these dumb racist red neck losers going ape shit over a movie they haven't even seen.

Yet the Stranger is whipping up all us good liberals over The Lone Ranger a couple threads down from this one. And we have also not seen that movie.

Why, that's not in anyway ironic.
Posted by tkc on December 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 15
The best part of the movie for me was he gets to kill lots of slavers. And get paid for doing so.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 14
@10 Honky is derived from "Hunky" which was used a derogatory term for Hungarians. "Bohunk" was used in much the same way for Bohemians.
So, yes at a time the word was hurtful in the same way that other racially charged epitaths have hurt other groups, it coming from a hateful and offensive place.
As Eastern Europeans became more assimalated and began to be seen as "white" the terms lost some of their sting.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 on December 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM · Report this
Tarantino should be giving Matt Drudge a full-on kiss on the lips for all the free publicity he's getting. You can't buy this shit.
Posted by Westside forever on December 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM · Report this
@11 Your winnings, sir.
Posted by Croupier on December 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 11
I can't believe someone posted an article on the internet and the comment section has turned into trolling and name calling.
Posted by Jason Josephes on December 12, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Am I naive, or has any white person, anywhere, ever, actually been offended by the word "honky"?
Posted by Lymis on December 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM · Report this
seatackled 9

I think there was a comment about "Inglourious Kikesters" too, but apparently it got removed.
Posted by seatackled on December 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 8
"... using an historically an inaccurate storyline." (sic)

On a related note, I heard that Hitler wasn't machine-gunned down in a totally awesome and ironic theater fire, either, and Uma Thurman doesn't really know that much kung fu.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on December 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 7

Quentin Tarantino makes standard Tarantino film, which prompts a predictable and typical reaction from a group everyone expected would react in exactly the way they reacted.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on December 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM · Report this
seatackled 6
I like how they're so limited in their thinking that they can't even recognize irony among themselves. For instance, this comment:

You are not getting the point. Black people cannot be racist because they don't have the power. Just ask James Clyburn, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Obama, etc..

got this angry response which has 73 likes right now:
Black people cannot be racist? You idiot! So when a Black man totures and murders a White couple yelling racial epithets and the usual racial garbage, that is not racist? Look up the definition, has nothing to do with power.
Posted by seatackled on December 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
"grow up in the texas"

The Texas, eh? Yeah, the one and only.
Posted by MLM on December 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Also, is Tarantino any more qualified to discuss slavery than a reviewer? (I'm asking this as someone who is generally not a defender of reviewers)
Posted by Jude Fawley on December 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM · Report this
"other people who are wholly unprepared to discuss slavery."

Can't have an open discussion about race if you pre-emptively decide who is "prepared"/allowed to contribute. Sure it will get messy because the whole thing IS messy. Not sure what the alternative is though.
Posted by Jude Fawley on December 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM · Report this
I wish there was a way to break them down into categories.
1. Idiot kids being idiots.
2. Lame trolling attempts.
3. Adults who believe what they're posting.

Then some interviews would be in order.
"OMG!!! My account was hacked! I would NEVER say something like that!"
Kind of like how it was with the Twitter comments after Obama was re-elected.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on December 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 1
This isn't surprising. They're feeling the pain of a declining influence. That and an inferiority complex.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM · Report this

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