Samuel Jackson tries to get interviewer to say the N-word out loud
Samuel L. Jackson dares interviewer to say the n-word | PopWatch | EW.com
Two weeks ago, the DjangoUnchained cast sat down with Jake Hamilton, host of Houston’s Emmy-winning film showJake’s Takes, at a press junket. Things went smoothly enough until Hamilton approached Jackson with a question about the movie’s controversial use of the “n-word.” Jackson insisted that Hamilton, who is white, say the word out loud; after Hamilton repeatedly refused, they moved on. It was uncomfortable.“The most awkward moment was just seeing everyone in the room freeze, and waiting to see what my reaction was going to be,” Hamilton says today.The internet reaction has been mixed. Many commenters claim that Hamilton should have simply said the word, while others applaud the reporter for not caving to Jackson’s demand. Hamilton says that his decision was in the best interest of the show and the network.