February 06, 2018

Uma Thurman vs. Quentin Tarantino: More Hollywood hypocrisy

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Hypocrisy seems to be the universal commonality among many in Hollywood these days. Obviously, there are good people within any industry, but it's not really the good people who make the headlines. Now, we have Quentin Tarantino being called out by Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman.

In an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman details an experience on the set of this movie, in which Quentin Tarantino pushed her to perform a driving stunt herself, one that she didn't feel comfortable doing. Thurman wanted an experienced stunt double to operate the car, particularly as there were concerns on the set about the car's safety. In the interview with Dowd, Thurman says the car drifted off the road and smashed into a palm tree nearby.

She alleges that she suffered neck and knee injuries that still bother her to this day.

Thurman, who had a strong working relationship with Tarantino up until that incident, noted that while she doesn't feel there was malicious intent behind it, she found the situation to be "quite negligent to the point of criminality."

But there are other more troubling aspects of Thurman's account, specifically the fact that Tarantino knew about Harvey Weinstein's abusive behaviour against Thurman herself. And, as recently as two days ago, director Judd Apatow, who has his own set of issues in Hollywood, blasted Tarantino on Twitter, saying that Tarantino ignored actress Daryl Hannah when she too claimed she'd been harassed by Weinstein. Apatow claims that Weinsten's people kicked her off the press tour, and that no one helped her pursuit of justice.

Is there any acceptable reason to not report this type of abuse? Of course there isn't. Perhaps Tarantino wanted to keep making movies with Weinstein. If so, he allowed numerous women to be abused by this man. The irony is as thick as you would want your door to be between you and Weinstein, if you're a woman.

Will Tarantino will be ostracized from Hollywood the way Harvey Weinstein seems to have been? Will he ever be able to work in Hollywood again? Or will he be like another "I didn't do it myself but I knew about it" celebrity like Tonya Harding and have a movie made about him?

If Hollywood really wants to be the arbiter of morality and the administers of justice, its meme-ers might want to check their own compasses.

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commented 2018-05-16 05:52:02 -0400
Uma Thurman points the finger at Hollywood and cries ‘misogyny’ then participates in Lars Von Trier’s misogyny cruelty porn.
commented 2018-02-07 16:06:23 -0500
It’s odd that all these Me Too type women suddenly remember their horrific grievances from decades ago all the same time. It’s not like as young actress wannabes they hitchhiked to Hollywood and were 100% determined to do whatever it takes to become stars.
commented 2018-02-07 12:56:55 -0500
AMANDA , thanks for researching fakewoods’s Hippocracy , saves us the trip down there , plus we’re all snowed in here .
commented 2018-02-07 03:30:58 -0500
That’s funny Drew because it’s true… But blacks call each other Nigger so commonly that it’s even used affectionately at times… But it does seem like some members of Hollywood.. some selected members get a free pass away from some forms of political correctness.. Just for shits and giggles all white guys should start calling themselves " crackers " lol

Can you imagine… " Hey cracker what up " lmao…
commented 2018-02-07 01:43:20 -0500
Never could understand why Tarantino could use the N word in his films like he does? Any other White man would have been crucified.
commented 2018-02-07 01:30:25 -0500
Money first morals second… That’s the Hollywood code of honour..
commented 2018-02-06 23:05:16 -0500
Never liked Tarantino, most of his movies are either ridiculous or just offensive.
And guys liked Tarantino don’t say anything because they are thinking of their pocket book, plus most of them are guilty of the same sexual criminality.
commented 2018-02-06 19:33:15 -0500
There was a time when men used to laugh and say they read Penthouse and Playboy for the articles.
There was a time when wet T-shirt contests were aired on TV.
Well, hopefully we’ve learned at least something from the good ole days.

Sexual aggression/harassment has devastating, life long affects on women. Look at the little girls in the Edmonton trial.
It is not easy for a woman to reveal such experiences and some of society will, again, protect the men and blame the women.

It will continue to happen. Only, more sophisticated.
commented 2018-02-06 18:27:16 -0500
Another reason not to pay for movies.
commented 2018-02-06 15:55:55 -0500
Welcome aboard Amanda but Hollywood, meh.
commented 2018-02-06 15:51:49 -0500
The love of money is root of all sorts of evil.
I Timothy 6:10