Bill O'Reilly says Quentin Tarantino has 'destroyed his career' speaking against police
Bill O'Reilly says Quentin Tarantino's has "destroyed his career" after the famed Hollywood director spoke at a police protest in New York City over the weekend.
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The Django Unchained director's comments came less than a week after an NYPD officer was shot and killed.
"I'm a human being with a conscience and if you believe there's murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it," the Oscar winner told reporters during a march in Manhattan on Saturday. "I'm here to say I'm on the side of the murdered."
On Monday, O'Reilly said on The O'Reilly Factor: "Last week, New York City police officer Randolph Holder [was] shot dead by a long-time drug dealer that a judge refused to incarcerate. Tyrone Howard, 28 arrests on his sheet ... thus Officer Holder is dead."
He went on: "This Tarantino character, I think he destroyed his career, because anybody hearing that's going to think: 'You know what? Maybe I'm not going to see his movies.'"
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton also spoke about the director during in a radio interview with WNYM-970 AM: "Shame on him. Basically there are no words to describe the contempt I have for him and his comments."
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The police union is also hitting back, labeling the Pulp Fiction director a "degenerate" and calling for a boycott of his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight, which is set to open Christmas Day.
The fury is erupting just as every cop in the city on Tuesday was mourning the murder of police officer Randolph Holder.
Family and friends gathered for the officer's wake was held in Queens.
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Reverend Al Sharpton sparked a hubbub when he said he had been invited to speak at Holder's funeral by the slain officer's family.
But on Tuesday morning, Sharpton wrote to Holder's father to say he had decided not to attend the funeral tomorrow, saying: "I refuse to be part of anything that would marginalize and take away from the focus of this city mourning your son."
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