Jamie Foxx Blasts Quentin Tarantino for Using ‘Ghetto’ at the Golden Globes

Director Quentin Tarantino arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX21RWY
Director Quentin Tarantino arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni – RTX21RWY

Sylvester Stallone wasn’t the only one to face the wrath of Twitter during the Golden Globes Sunday night.

Accepting the best original score award on behalf of The Hateful Eight’s Ennio Morricone, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino caught flak for his use of the word “ghetto” when describing how Morricone is his favorite composer.

“When I say favorite composer, I don’t mean movie composer — that ghetto. I’m talking about Mozart, I’m talking about Beethoven, I’m talking about Schubert. That’s who I’m talking about. Ennio Morricone has never won an award for any one individual movie that he has done. He has in Italy, but not in America.”

When Tarantino left the stage, presenter Jamie Foxx returned to the mic with a puzzled expression: simply saying “ghetto” before introducing his daughter, Corinne, as Miss Golden Globe.

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Source: USA Today | Patrick Ryan