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  • DIRECTOR DEFENDS TARANTINO *

Director Antoine Fuqua has defended Quentin Tarantino over Spike Lee's allegations his new film Django Unchained is "disrespectful" to African-American history. In a recent interview with editors at Vibe magazine, Lee took aim at Tarantino's new movie, which focuses on a freed slave, played by Jamie Foxx, who seeks revenge on an evil plantation owner. Fuqua has now addressed the Malcolm X moviemaker's remarks, insisting Lee should have privately approached Tarantino if he had an issue with the project. "If you disagree with the way a colleague did something, call him up, invite him out for a coffee, talk about it. But don't do it publicly," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm good friends with Jamie Foxx and he wouldn't have anything to do with a film that had anything racist to it."

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