It’s been over a week, and the jerk is just digging himself a deeper hole.
Quentin Tarantino on Tuesday tried to walk back his “murderers” slander — even as he played the victim.
“All cops are not murderers,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “I never said that.”
In fact, he pretty much did.
He waltzed into Union Square for an Oct. 24 rally against police brutality and announced, “When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
This, just four days after the actual murder of a New York cop, Det. Randolph Holder.
And Tarantino didn’t bother to condemn that murder — or the murderer.
“I’m not a cop-hater,” he insists. Funny: Ever since the rally, Tarantino has refused to apologize even for his gruesome timing. People (like him!) had to come in from out of town for the rally, you see; it would be a burden to reschedule.
Like a Hollywood gazillionaire couldn’t afford an extra New York trip, to spread his smears at a more politic time.
He’s facing calls for a boycott of his upcoming movie, and pressure from his producer to say he’s sorry. Instead, he’s pretending he’s the one being smeared.
His critics’ message is “very clear,” he told the Times. “It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me.”
Because, he claims, we’re not having enough national discussion of police brutality. (Guess he doesn’t watch the news.)
New Yorkers can take personal offense that Tarantino chose to bring his message here — to a city of enormous police restraint.
The NYPD’s rate of intentional gun discharges is at its lowest since 1971. Even the city’s incarceration rate is down 70 percent after two-plus decades of the “Broken Windows” policing that the cop-bashers hate.