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Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee slammed Quentin Tarantino for his response to the backlash regarding the portrayal of the famous martial artist and actor in Once upon a time in hollywood.
In a recent interview on Joe Rogan’s Spotify podcast, the filmmaker apparently dismissed criticism of the inclusion of Bruce Lee, who sees Mike Moh’s version of the marital arts legend get easily knocked down by Brad Pitt’s character. , Cliff Booth in a fight, and suggested that he always knew Lee would disagree with this because “he’s his fucking dad.”
Responding to Tarantino’s comments, Lee argued that the pulp Fiction The director’s attitude towards Bruce Lee is “bizarre” considering the couple have never met.
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“As you already know, the portrait of Bruce Lee in Once upon a time in hollywood by Mr. Tarantino, in my opinion, was inaccurate and unnecessary to say the least, “Lee wrote via The Hollywood reporter. “While I am grateful to Mr. Tarantino for acknowledging Joe Rogan so generously that I perhaps have my feelings about his portrayal of my father, I am also grateful for the opportunity to express this: I’m really tired of white men in Hollywood trying to tell me who Bruce Lee was. “
Lee went on to explain how she was “used” to seeing her father reduced to a caricature since his death in 1973, but that usually these cartoon-like drawings of him contain “some kind of love nugget. For him and his work. She argued that she couldn’t say the same about Tarantino’s outings.
“I’m tired of hearing from white men in Hollywood that he was cocky and an asshole when they have no idea, and can’t figure out, what it would have taken to get a job in the 1960s and 1970s in Hollywood as a Chinese man with (God forbid) an accent, or trying to express an opinion on set as a perceived foreigner and a person of color. “
In the column, Lee went on to say that while she understood Tarantino was trying to explain that Cliff is “a badass” with this scene, she still thinks it was “inaccurate and unnecessary” – a creative device for make Bruce Lee little more than an “indispensable stereotype”.
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She also admitted that she didn’t believe this to be true of all Hollywood stars, but she saw enough models to speak out.
“And of course this does not apply to all white men in Hollywood; I have worked with really wonderful collaborators and partners. But I’ve met enough over the years (and not just in Hollywood) who want to complain about Bruce Lee and use Bruce Lee when and how it suits them without acknowledging his humanity, heritage, or family in the process. a bit of a pattern emerged.
Lee concluded by saying that at a time when Asian Americans were “physically attacked” and “demonized,” she believed that “the continued attacks, misrepresentations and misrepresentations of a pioneering and innovative member of our Asian American community, at this time, are not welcome. “.
Digital spy has contacted representatives for Lee and Tarantino for further comment.
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