A letter from the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police says director Quentin Tarantino "hates cops" and called for a boycott of his films.
The letter, which was released Wednesday, says that during the Board of Directors meeting, a unanimous vote was taken to boycott the works of Tarantino.
A portion of the letter reads: “Mr. Tarantino has made a good living through his films, projecting into society at large violence and respect for criminals; he it turns out also hates cops.”
The Philadelphia FOP boycott follows the same move by their counterparts in New York City.
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Patrick Lynch, the head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in New York City, released the statement below criticizing Tarantino:
“It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too. The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls “murderers” aren’t living in one of his depraved big screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem. New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous “Cop Fiction.” It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.”
Tarantino has been under fire since speaking at a rally against police brutality in New York City on October 24. Tarantino’s appearance at the rally came only days after NYPD officer Randolph Holder was fatally shot during the pursuit of a suspect.
In addition to New York and Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Police Department has joined a boycott of Tarantino.