Cultural Theft Or Appreciation? 10 White Celebrities Who Embrace Black Culture
If Sam Jackson vouches for you, does that mean you’re alright?
Quentin Tarantino is a director and screenwriter who has given us memorable films like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. While his work covers a variety of topics, one that remains at the forefront is his love of the blaxploitation era. His 2012 film Django Unchained received great praise and controversy as it depicted a cowboy slave (Jamie Foxx) on a quest to free his wife (Kerry Washington) from the hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. (Cristoph Waltz won for supporting actor.)
Critics of Tarantino that include Spike Lee believe he purposely exploits Black culture for monetary gain. He’s currently working on a Django and Zorro comic book project.