Director Quentin Tarantino‘s dad made the media rounds yesterday, scolding his son for comments he made at a #BlackLivesMatter rally in New York City.
Tony Tarantino, estranged father to the Academy Award winning director, told host Sean Hannity that his son “didn’t look at both sides of the story.”
“It’s not him I’m criticizing,” Tony Tarantino said, “it’s his actions and the things he had to say on the spur of the moment without really taking the time to think about what he’s doing.”
“I’m not here just because I’m his biological father,” Tarantino continued, “but because I’m a concerned citizen for what’s right in our communities today.”
Tarantino went on to tell Hannity that violence against cop is “extremely close” to him because he has several relatives on NYPD. “What he did and what he said is dead wrong, I’m 100 percent on that,” Tarantino said.
“I would like him to come back out and take a second look at what he did and what he said and apologize for it,” he added, before admitting to Hannity that he hasn’t spoken to his son directly as they “do not have a good relationship.”
In a 2010 interview, Quentin Tarantino insisted he never knew his father. “He wanted to be an actor, now he’s an actor only because he has my last name. But he was never part of my life. I didn’t know him. I’ve never met him,” Quentin Tarantino said.
On Sunday, Tony Tarantino released a statement distancing him from his son’s comments and promoting two upcoming movies directed by the elder Tarantino. “One in particular is based on NYPD and will be including the work of his cousin who was a Mounted Police officer for many years in the NYPD,” the statement read.
According to reports, Quentin Tarantino is planning to apologize for his anti-cop rhetoric in an upcoming opinion piece.
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