Tarantino and Foxx Talk Violence In Film


There's been no shortage of cancellations of media due to the recent tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. Tom Cruise announced a delay on the release of Jack Reacher, and Seth McFarlene put both Family Guy and American Dad on hold for the time being at risk of offending audiences at a sensitive time. This is not a route Quentin Tarantino intends to take, and of course he's candid about his reason why. When asked about violence in films at a press junket in NY, Tarantino said this.

I just think you know there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the play makers...It's a Western give me a break.

Jamie Foxx had a different perspective than Tarantino, saying we cannot ignore violence in media doesn't play some role.

We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence. It does.

The attitude of Tarantino is nothing new, as he has been quoted in 2010 as saying, "Violence is the best way to control an audience." Should Django be chained for the time being, or do you support Tarantino defending his film?