Jamie Foxx is defending Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," in which he plays a liberated slave learning the hitman business while trying to find his sold-off wife. The film is getting criticized by some, including Spike Lee.
"Quentin has an affinity for writing horrible things and then making you laugh," Foxx told the Los Angeles Times. "He's making entertainment. Hopefully, it makes you go ask questions and you Google it. If you want to learn something from a movie, go watch a documentary."
The film has come under fire from high-profile critics like Spike Lee, who vowed to boycott it and recently tweeted: "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."
According to E! News, the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt the film's box-office prospects: It roped in $15 million on Christmas Day, making it the third-biggest Yuletide debut ever
Meanwhile, Donald Rawlings of "Chappelle's Show" told TMZ, the n-word-filled "Django Unchained" is a fun movie with a happy ending, and that's it.
The website caught Rawlings out in Los Angeles on Thursday night. "Spike Lee, I know you been talking a lot of (expletive)," Rawlings said. "You don't like nobody's movies. You don't like Tyler Perry movies. You don't like Quentin movies. I don't even think you like your movies. If you don't understand, Quentin's movie is a Quentin movie. It's not
So, in case not all we're clear, it's a movie.