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Samuel L. Jackson has an indirect message for Spike Lee:

Chill, dude.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, the veteran actor responds to the controversy surrounding Django Unchained, with Lee leading the charge against its use of the N-Word.


“Quentin has an affinity for writing horrible things and then making you laugh,” Jackson says of the movie’s director. “He’s making entertainment. Hopefully, it makes you go ask questions and you Google it. If you want to learn something from a movie, go watch a documentary.”

Sarah Silverman has also spoken out in defense of Django Unchained, while movie goers are clearly cool with the language and violence:

The film raked in $15 million on Christmas Day alone.

Lee, however, has vowed to boycott the thriller, Tweeting: “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”

Where do you stand? The excessive use of the N-Word in Django Unchained is…