A radio interview with Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino has garnered the already controversial director some well-deserved backlash.
During a 2003 conversation with Howard Stern, Tarantino gave his input on the unforgivable scandal which has followed French-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski. The director and fugitive drugged and raped 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.
“He didn’t rape a 13-year-old,” the Kill Bill creator told the Sirius XM radio host. “It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing. … He had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down…Throwing the word ‘rape’ around is like throwing the word ‘racist’ around,” he continued. “It doesn’t apply to everything that people use it for.”