Antoine Fuqua defends Quentin Tarantino, ‘Django Unchained’

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Director Antoine Fuqua attends the Radical Studios Comic-Con dinner party at the Donovan's on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Gertty Images For Radical Studios)

Director Antoine Fuqua attends the Radical Studios Comic-Con dinner party at the Donovan's on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Gertty Images For Radical Studios)

Antoine Fuqua, the director of Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest, is the latest Hollywood figure to weigh in on the controversy swirling about Quentin Tarantino’s hit slavery-themed thriller Django Unchained.

Fuqua rejected the criticism of his fellow filmmaker, Spike Lee, who called the movie “disrespectful,” even though he refuses to see it.

“I don’t think Quentin Tarantino has a racist bone in his body,” Fuqua told the Hollywood Reporter.

“Besides, I’m good friends with Jamie Foxx and he wouldn’t have anything to do with a film that had anything racist to it,” he added.

“That’s just not the way you do things,” Fuqua said with regards to Lee’s attacks on the movie. “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.”