Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee slammed the world wide popular director Quentin Tarantino, for making harsh comments about her actor and martial art legend father.
Besides, ever since the release of Tarantino’s Oscar winning movie, the director has been accused of insensitive portrayal of Lee in his Oscar winning film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. For the hate that he received, Tarantino made a controversial comment and said, “I can understand his daughter having a problem with it. But anybody else? Go suck a d***.”
Finally, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee commented on Tarantino’s view and slammed him for his harsh comments. “While I am grateful that Mr. Tarantino has so generously acknowledged to Joe Rogan that I may have my feelings about his portrayal of my father, I am also grateful for the opportunity to express this: I’m really f***ing tired of white men in Hollywood trying to tell me who Bruce Lee was,” Shannon wrote in a column published on The Hollywood Reporter.
Shannon continued, “I’m tired of hearing from white men in Hollywood that he was arrogant and an a**hole when they have no idea and cannot fathom what it might have taken to get work in 1960s and ’70s Hollywood as a Chinese man with (God forbid) an accent, to try to express an opinion on a set as a perceived foreigner and person of color. I’m tired of white men in Hollywood mistaking his confidence, passion, and skill for hubris and therefore finding it necessary to marginalize him and contributions.”
“I’m tired of white men in Hollywood finding it too challenging to believe that Bruce Lee might have really been good at what he did and maybe even knew how to do it better than them,’” Lee added.
Directly addressing Tarantino, Shannon wrote, “Mr. Tarantino, you don’t have to like Bruce Lee. I really don’t care if you like him or not. You made your movie and now, clearly, you’re promoting a book,” Shannon said. “But in the interest of respecting other cultures and experiences you may not understand, I would encourage you to take a pass on commenting further about Bruce Lee and reconsider the impact of your words in a world that doesn’t need more conflict and fewer cultural heroes. Under the sky, under the heavens, we are one family, Mr. Tarantino, and I think it’s time for both of us to walk on.”