Fox host: Tarantino has no right to protest police brutality because he ‘makes violence humorous in films’
The hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered lashed out at Quentin Tarantino on Monday after the legendary director participated in a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality over the weekend.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner reported that the New York City police union was calling to boycott Tarantino’s movies because he had participated in the protest, which were organized by philosopher Cornel West and Carl Dix, founder of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
“It’s never appropriate to call cops murderers,” Republican strategist Tony Sayegh opined. “This was organized, remember, by a very radical group. I think they are some form of the Communist Party in the United States.”
“How do you show love by calling cops murderers?” he asked. “But let’s not give Quentin Tarantino too much attention because he’s a fool.”
Co-host Sandra Smith accused Tarantino of “a misuse of power.”
“He’s using his power to make a statement for everyone,” Smith said. “And in the act of love and act of support, he’s hurting an entire community and hurting the police force and making for a very dangerous situation.”
Faulkner agreed that the Academy Award-winning director “could potentially make it worse.”
“He has made violence humorous in his films,” Faulkner noted. “Pulp Fiction, a feel-good movie about a lot of killing and a lot of blood, but in the context of ‘Don’t you find it funny?'”
According to co-host Andrea Tantaros, police officers were being killed because of liberal policies.
“That’s what progressives do, they push these policies that make no sense through,” she remarked. “They ruin cities, they get people killed. Not just black police officers, but black men in very dangerous neighborhoods because the police are out there protecting them.”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, black lives matter, just not in Democratic cities,” Tantaros added. “Police feel like they have targets on their back, they get rid of proactive policing, they get rid of stop and frisk.”
“Who’s Quentin Tarantino going to call when his house is broken into, when he’s assaulted?” co-host Kennedy Montgomery wondered. “Who is he going to call and how does he think police officers are going to react to him?”
“Maybe Uma Thurman,” Tantaros quipped. “She can come defend him.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumbered, broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.