‘I Was Ignorant, and Insensitive.’- Quentin Tarantino Apologises for Blaming 13-year-old Rape Victim

Quentin Tarantino says he is sorry, and this was only after he got exposed for blaming 13-year-old Samantha Geimer who was raped by filmmaker, Roman Polanski.

Recall that his 2003 interview with Howard Stern got published days ago, in which he vehemently defended Polanski(who pleaded guilty to the crime), saying that the 13-year-old victim ‘wanted to have it’, and insisted that what happened between the adult male and the child was not rape.

“He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape,” Tarantino said. “To me, when you use the word ‘rape,’ alright, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down. It’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. Throwing the word ‘rape’ around is like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It just doesn’t apply to everything that people use it for. He was guilty of having sex with a minor.”

Folks dragged Tarantino for filth over the revelation, and now he is apologising and talking about how he was ignorant and insensitive.

 

“I want to publicly apologize to Samantha Geimer for my cavalier remarks on The Howard Stern Show speculating about her and the crime that was committed against her. Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was. Ms. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski. When Howard brought up Polanski, I incorrectly played devil’s advocate in the debate for the sake of being provocative. I didn’t take Ms. Geimer’s feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry,” he said in a statement to IndieWire.

“So, Ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect. I am sorry Samantha.”
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