Boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ adds Orange County police organization
The Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has joined the New York Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department’s largest union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, in support of a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, “The Hateful Eight.”
The announcement is just the latest in a continued outcry against the director, in the wake of Tarantino’s comments reported by the Associated Press at a police brutality protest in New York City on Oct. 24, just days after New York police officer Randolph Holder was killed in the line of duty.
The Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs announcement comes on the heels of a similar statement sent Monday by the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury to FOP members.
In his statement, Canterbury says that officers take “great offense” at Tarantino’s comments, particularly seeing how Tarantino’s career was built on “glorifying criminal violence.”
Canterbury further sent his message to the Weinstein Co. in explanation for why the Fraternal Order of Police would be boycotting the film.
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