December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012
On December 5, we covered Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained. In a review of a trailer of the film, we noted that it is an unabashed effort to stir racial animosity and kick-start a possible race war.
“Like Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, Django Unchained creates a world of hostility and violence ordered along racial lines. It is propaganda for a race war,” we wrote.
“Django, of course, may be viewed as merely a b-movie directed by a guy who has made a handsome living off gratuitous blood and gore. However, when its inflammatory sub-text is inserted in the tinderbox social and political environment devised by the elite, it may prove far more damaging than its facile and cartoonish exterior reveals on first glance.”
Now the film’s star, Jamie Foxx, has gone on SNL and has expanded the race war narrative. From NewsBusters today:
Two weeks ago, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx made national headlines when he called President Obama “Our lord and savior.”
While hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend, Foxx joked about how in his new film “Django Unchained,” “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JAMIE FOXX: My name is Jamie Foxx. Give it up, give it up, New York City, Saturday Night Live. Come on, make some noise, man. New York City, New York City, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, it’s crazy. I’m black, and I’m dressed all black cause it’s good to be black. Black is the new white. I’m telling you, how black is this right here? Nice fly, I’m saying. You know how I know black is in right now? Cause the Nets moved to Brooklyn. How black is that? They got black jerseys, black court. I mean, how black is that? And Jay-z is the owner, a rapper. How black is that? And Jay-z only own about this much of the team. But he act like he own all of New York. How black is that?