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Antoine Fuqua On 'Django Unchained': Director Defends Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has caused quite a bit of controversy. The movie, which was released on Dec. 25, has sparked strong opinions from moviegoers and Hollywood heavyweights alike.

The latest to weigh in on the film is director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day"). "I don’t think Quentin Tarantino has a racist bone in his body," Fuqua said, according to THR. "Besides, I’m good friends with Jamie Foxx and he wouldn’t have anything to do with a film that had anything racist to it."

Director Spike Lee ("Inside Man") heated things up when he spoke out against the film. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors," Lee said in an interview with VIBETV. "That's just me...I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."

He also tweeted his distaste for "Django Unchained."

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"That’s just not the way you do things," Fuqua said, THR reports. "If you disagree with the way a colleague did something, call him up, invite him out for a coffee, talk about it. But don’t do it publicly."

For more, head over to THR.

[via THR]

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