The nation’s top police union is vowing a “surprise” for director Quentin Tarantino, whose latest movie faces a boycott for remarks he made suggesting some cops are murderers.
“Tarantino has made a good living out of violence and surprise,” Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Our offices make a living trying to stop violence, but surprise is not out of the question.”
He said the group will be “opportunistic” in its next move to protest the director, but insisted the vow should not be taken as a physical threat.
“The right time and place will come up and we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that’s economically,” Pasco said.
The comment is the latest escalation in the backlash from police groups Tarantino has received since making the initial remarks at a rally last month.
“When I see murder, I cannot stand by,” Tarantino said at the anti-police brutality rally. “And I have to call the murdered the murdered, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
He later clarified that he was referring to the cops involved in the deaths of unarmed black men like Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. But he has largely stood by the remarks.
“I was under the impression that I was an American and that I had First Amendment rights,” Tarantino told MSNBC this week.
A number of cop groups across the country say they will boycott his latest movie, The Hateful Eight, which comes out in December