Samuel L. Jackson Refuses Joe Rogan’s Excuse For His Use Of The N-word And Defends Tarantino

Samuel L. Jackson, who has been cast in six different Quentin Tarantino films, and is popular for his repeated use of the N-word, has weighed in on Joe Rogan’s recent controversy involving the racial slur.

The honorary Oscar recipient of this year has rejected “The Joe Rogan Experience” host’s apology, which came earlier this month after a short supercut clip that showed Rogan having fun with the slur went viral, which forced Rogan to make an apology video, where he gave his reason for using the N-word.

However, that reasoning did not seem to make any speck of sense to Jackson.

“He is saying nobody understood the context when he said it, but he shouldn’t have said it,” the veteran actor shared with The Times of London. “It’s not the context, dude — it’s that he was comfortable doing it. Say you’re sorry because you want to keep your money, but you were having fun and you say you did it because it was entertaining.”

Further speaking on the N-word and its connection with Tarantino, he said: “While we were rehearsing ‘Django Unchained,’ Leo said, ‘I don’t know if I can say ‘n—’ this many times.’ Me and Quentin said that you have to,” Jackson explained, defending Tarantino’s work as being authentic to the setting. “Every time someone wants an example of overuse of the N-word, they go to Quentin — it’s unfair. He’s just telling the story and the characters do talk like that. When [’12 Years a Slave’ director] Steve McQueen does it, it’s art. He’s an artiste. Quentin’s just a popcorn filmmaker.”

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