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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Criticizes Quentin Tarantino’s Portrayal Of Bruce Lee


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Criticizes Quentin Tarantino’s Portrayal Of Bruce Lee
 

 

In a column for The Hollywood Reporter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pens his criticism against Quentin Tarantino’s take on the martial arts legend. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar previously worked with Bruce Lee on the martial arts film The Game of death, and considered him his “friend and teacher”.

“Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also expresses that this controversy in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood left him conflicted, because he’s an admirer of the filmmaker. However, he feels that based on Quentin Tarantino’s wealth of knowledge of cinematic history, this portrayal falls short for numerous reasons:

“I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.”
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 1 month ago '12        #2
Klasicktha1  10 heat pts10
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Tarintino is a racist!! He try to disguise it by saying "Oh I love blackplotation films" oh I love Bruce Lee. fu*k dude!!! Last movie I saw and couldn't even finish was Django. I walked out on that crap
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 1 month ago '14        #3
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 Klasicktha1 said
Tarintino is a racist!! He try to disguise it by saying "Oh I love blackplotation films" oh I love Bruce Lee. fu*k dude!!! Last movie I saw and couldn't even finish was Django. I walked out on that crap
He wrote and performed that dead n*gga storage sh*t it didn't add nothing to the story just so he could say dead n*gga to Samuel L Jackson

fu*k Tarantino
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 1 month ago '18        #4
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 K Robinson said
He wrote and performed that dead n*gga storage sh*t it didn't add nothing to the story just so he could say dead n*gga to Samuel L Jackson

fu*k Tarantino
Reservoir Dogs had No black ppl in the cast still he managed to push THAT word in the movie like 5 times
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 1 month ago '09        #5
Puppet Master  204 heat pts204
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fu*k up
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 1 month ago '14        #6
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 Puppet Master said


fu*k up
Eat a d*ck you racist f*g**t
Bet money you got a ghettogaggers account
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 1 month ago '09        #7
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 K Robinson said
Eat a d*ck you racist f*g**t
Bet money you got a ghettogaggers account
nothing racist about me or Quentins movies

but I'll let you continue to feel "woke" and express your opinions
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 1 month ago '14        #8
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 Puppet Master said
nothing racist about me or Quentins movies

but I'll let you continue to feel "woke" and express your opinions
Yeah so writing a scene where people brought a dead white man to me and I said did you see a sign outside that says dead cracker storage? No you know why because storing dead crackers ain't my business! Its not racist? Please I might get banned for this post lol
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 1 month ago '18        #9
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"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is Not a True Story but it Does Depict Some Famous Real People, It All Dealing With The Multiverse
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 1 month ago '18        #10
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 K Robinson said
He wrote and performed that dead n*gga storage sh*t it didn't add nothing to the story just so he could say dead n*gga to Samuel L Jackson

fu*k Tarantino
You're 100% right. But you know what: he only felt comfortable saying that it because Sam let him feel comfortable. No black man who respects himself would've allowed that sh*t. Denzel Washington checked Tarantino on the set of Crimson Tide for some racist shenanigans he tried putting in the script...
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 1 month ago '17        #11
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Kareem's **** a*s going harder for Bruce Lee, than his own people when Bill Maher was saying ****** on Real Talk.

SMH
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 1 month ago '04        #12
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 K Robinson said
Yeah so writing a scene where people brought a dead white man to me and I said did you see a sign outside that says dead cracker storage? No you know why because storing dead crackers ain't my business! Its not racist? Please I might get banned for this post lol
What? have you seen the use of cracker on this site? Wtf are you talking about?
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 1 month ago '11        #13
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Drops mic.
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 1 month ago '10        #14
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 ordoabchao said
You're 100% right. But you know what: he only felt comfortable saying that it because Sam let him feel comfortable. No black man who respects himself would've allowed that sh*t. Denzel Washington checked Tarantino on the set of Crimson Tide for some racist shenanigans he tried putting in the script...
Denzel later apologized and his daughter worked with Tarantino on Django.

GQ: That's funny she's with Tarantino, because you had that feud with him on Crimson Tide over what you called his racist dialogue he added to the script.

Denzel: Isn't that interesting how life goes? But I buried that hatchet. I sought him out ten years ago. I told him, "Look, I apologize." You've just gotta let that go. You gonna walk around with that the rest of your life? He seemed relieved. And then here we are ten years later, and my daughter's working with him. Life is something.

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 Klasicktha1 said
Tarintino is a racist!! He try to disguise it by saying "Oh I love blackplotation films" oh I love Bruce Lee. fu*k dude!!! Last movie I saw and couldn't even finish was Django. I walked out on that crap
 K Robinson said
He wrote and performed that dead n*gga storage sh*t it didn't add nothing to the story just so he could say dead n*gga to Samuel L Jackson

fu*k Tarantino
 Rugby Jones said
Reservoir Dogs had No black ppl in the cast still he managed to push THAT word in the movie like 5 times
Have you crybabies ever seen and heard a GOOD PERSON in his movies use the N word?

Who has used the N word? BAD PEOPLE, that's who. RACIST BAD PEOPLE.


CRYING a*s LITTLE bi*chES
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 1 month ago '19        #16
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 Puppet Master said
nothing racist about me or Quentins movies

but I'll let you continue to feel "woke" and express your opinions
Their wokeness is SO IN right now. Oh so vogue!

 1 month ago '18        #17
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Lmao, it's a movie, not a fu*king biopic
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 1 month ago '05        #18
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title should say "of his friend and mentor, bruce lee"

 1 month ago '06        #19
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 Klasicktha1 said
Tarintino is a racist!! He try to disguise it by saying "Oh I love blackplotation films" oh I love Bruce Lee. fu*k dude!!! Last movie I saw and couldn't even finish was Django. I walked out on that crap
i dont like Tarintino movies but django was pretty good. i mean if there ever was time it wasnt inappropriate to use the n word would be that movie

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You dudes are such pussies

 1 month ago '18        #21
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 Elvis said
Have you crybabies ever seen and heard a GOOD PERSON in his movies use the N word?

Who has used the N word? BAD PEOPLE, that's who. RACIST BAD PEOPLE.


CRYING a*s LITTLE bi*chES
Must be hard to breathe with QT d*ck that far down your throat.

And i promise you would never talk to me like this face 2 face

 1 month ago '18        #22
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 BXSPAGHETT said
You dudes are such pussies
Go back to 4chan ho!
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 1 month ago '17        #23
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fu*k that B.A.N. Tarantino!

He's a bi*ch, and so is his aunt.

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 1 month ago '17        #24
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With all this talk about who had a celebrity ego, Tarantino's ego got the best of him when handling this whole sh*t. I dont know why he doubled-down on the idea that his interpretation of Lee was accurate after Lee's family spoke out. Just be like "yo its satirical caricature, it wasnt meant to be accurate, its just for fun."

Hopefully he just stops talking after these Kareem comments. It'll all blow over if he doesnt feed it.

 1 month ago '15        #25
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 Bandito said
Denzel later apologized and his daughter worked with Tarantino on Django.



Didn’t negate the correction of behavior, just shows DW knows how to use laws of power
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