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Boston Globe Film Critic Likens Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘Django’ Character To Black Republicans

Boston Globe Film Critic Likens Samuel L. Jackson's 'Django' Character To Black Republicans

To let you in on something, we had decided that we had been Django’d out here on S & A; But wouldn’t you know it? Something comes along that caught my eye, and I just couldn’t help myself. The film is like the gift that just keeps on giving.

So what’s happened now? Well people are beginning to notice that, in his review for Django Unchained, the Boston Globe’s critic Wesley Morris, who is African-American, compared Samuel L. Jackson’s Stephen character to black Republicans.

Morris praised the film and Jackson’s performance, saying that “his vision of depraved loyalty and bombastic jive cuts right past the obvious association with Uncle Tom. The movie is too modern for what Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. He’s conjuring the house Negro, yes, but playing him as though he were Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes or Herman Cain or Michael Steele, men whom some black people find embarrassing.”

Needless to say, white conservative pundits are already having a fit over Morris’ review. But so far, as yet, no comment from any of the four people mentioned or from any black Republican for that matter.

You think they’re going to keep quiet, or will one of them say something eventually? Ya think?

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