Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee has opened up about Quentin Tarantino’s latest feedback relating to her father in an interview with Joe Rogan.
Ever since Tarantino’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood launched in 2019, he has been accused of an insensitive portrayal of martial arts and cinema icon Bruce Lee. Within the movie, Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Sales space is challenged by an boastful Lee to a pleasant, better of three battle. Whereas Cliff is defeated within the first spherical, it’s only a trick, and subsequent time he proceeds to make use of Lee’s transfer in opposition to him to hurl him in opposition to the aspect of a automotive.
Tarantino had mentioned bluntly on Rogan’s podcast whereas selling his novelisation of the film, “I can perceive his daughter having an issue with it. However anyone else? Go suck a d***. “If Cliff fought Bruce Lee at a Madison Sq. Backyard martial arts event, he wouldn’t stand an opportunity. However as a killer who has killed males earlier than in a jungle, he would kill Bruce Lee.”
Shannon mentioned in an opinion piece printed on The Hollywood Reporter, “As you already know, the portrayal of Bruce Lee in As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood by Mr. Tarantino, in my view, was inaccurate and pointless to say the least. (Please let’s not blame actor Mike Moh. He did what he may with what he was given.) And whereas I’m grateful that Mr. Tarantino has so generously acknowledged to Joe Rogan that I could have my emotions about his portrayal of my father, I’m additionally grateful for the chance to precise this: I’m actually f***ing bored with white males in Hollywood attempting to inform me who Bruce Lee was.”
She added, “Mr. Tarantino, you don’t have to love Bruce Lee. I actually don’t care for those who like him or not. You made your film and now, clearly, you’re selling a e book. However within the curiosity of respecting different cultures and experiences, it’s possible you’ll not perceive, I might encourage you to take a cross on commenting additional about Bruce Lee and rethink the influence of your phrases in a world that doesn’t want extra battle and fewer cultural heroes.”
Tarantino has doubled down on the criticism within the account of the battle in his e book. He calls him an boastful man who didn’t respect American stuntmen. He claims Lee “tagged” stuntmen, that means he really hit them whereas filming his scenes.