Jamie Foxx has defended his new movie ‘Django Unchained’ against fierce criticism over the slavery-themed flick.
The Oscar-winning actor has defended Quentin’s approach to the sensitive subject, which puts a humorous and cheeky spin on it, according to reports.
Jamie Foxx at premiere of 'Django Unchained' (Wenn)
Foxx, who stars opposite Leonardo Dicaprio in the new movie, has claimed that it will hopefully inspire people to ask questions and do their own research.
“Quentin has an affinity for writing horrible things, and then making you laugh,” Foxx told Los Angeles Times. "He's making entertainment. Hopefully, it makes you go ask questions and you Google it. If you want to learn something from a movie, go watch a documentary."
The revenge saga has caused a wave of criticism, with some Hollywood A-listers vowing to boycott the flick. Director Spike Lee recently tweeted: “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."
Despite the huge controversy surrounding the new movie, it did manage an impressive feat at the box office, taking over $15 million on Christmas Day, which makes it the third-biggest Christmas debut ever.