In an age where foul language is tossed around candidly on-air, there are some curse words that are too unsettling to utter out loud.
With the successful release of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Django Unchained,” the A-list cast stopped to chat with Jake Hamilton, host of Houston’s Emmy-winning film show “Jake’s Takes” at a press junket. While Hamilton’s interrogation was witty and animated, there was cause for pause when supporting actor Samuel L. Jackson tries to get Hamilton to say the ‘n’ word.
“The most awkward moment was just seeing everyone in the room freeze, and waiting to see what my reaction was going to be,” Hamilton said, after denying to fulfill Jackson’s request. While the clip has made its rounds on the ‘net, there has been backlash from both sides: those who claimed that Hamilton should have said it and those who stand by his decision.
“Whatever the video’s doing today, making the rounds, it’s not as bad as it would be if I had actually said it,” he says. “The last thing that my affiliate needs is one of their reporters going around saying the n-word and broadcasting it everywhere.”
Like a true professional, Hamilton keeps it moving. Watch the exchange with Jackson starting at 13:55 below.