LOS ANGELES — Quentin Tarantino is tryin’, Ringo. He’s tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.

The Pulp Fiction and Hateful Eight director is refusing to back down from calling some cops “murderers” at an anti-police brutality rally, telling the Los Angeles Times that “I’m not being intimidated … I’m not a cop hater. That is a misrepresentation. That is slanderous. That is not how I feel.”

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Tarantino’s interview was in response to police unions in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, each of whom had strong words for the director after his participation in an anti-brutality rally where he invoked the term “murderers.” The organizations have called for a boycott of his films in respective official statements. Read more…

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Quentin Tarantino refuses to apologize for ‘murder’ comment: ‘I’m not a cop hater’