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Jamie Foxx Defends Tarantino Over 'Murderer' Cop Comments, Dad Pushes Back

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Actor Jamie Foxx presents the Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California November 1, 2015. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

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Actor Jamie Foxx defended Quentin Tarantino this week after he called police officers "murderers" at a New York City rally, but the director's own father said his son is "dead wrong" for badmouthing the cops.

"Keep telling the truth and don't worry about none of the haters," Foxx said from the podium at The Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday, USA Today reported.

The "Django Unchained" actor's comments come just a week after the Los Angeles and Philadelphia police unions joined the NYPD union in calling for a boycott of Tarantino's films, including his upcoming movie, "The Hateful Eight."

Tarantino raised police ire when he attended a protest affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement on Oct. 24.

"When I see murders, I do not stand by. I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers," he told a gathered crowd of rally-goers.

On Friday, Tony Tarantino, the father of the famous movie producer, released a statement condemning his son's anti-cop rhetoric.

"I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers," he told NYC Patrolman's Benevolent Association.

"He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests. I wish he would take a hard, dispassionate look at the facts before jumping to conclusions and making these kinds of hurtful mistakes that dishonor an honorable profession. We have many friends and relatives who have served honorably in the NYPD and the LAPD and clearly, they risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe. Cops are not murderers, they are heroes."

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Actor Jamie Foxx defended Quentin Tarantino this week after he called police officers "murderers" at a New York City rally, but the director's own father said his son is "dead wrong" for badmouthing the cops.
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