After cult filmmaker suggested US police are guilty of murder, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says Tarantino should ignore criticism, and encourages his director for Django Unchained to "keep telling the truth" in the debate about police brutality in America. This comes after a developing negative rightwing reaction to Tarantino's comments.

Interviewed at the Hollywood Film Awards this weekend, Foxx said the Oscar-winning filmmaker should "keep speaking the truth and don't worry about none of the haters." Foxx made these comments after it was reported by The Wrap that Tarantino would publish an article explaining his reasoning for attending the rally in October against perceived police brutality, an event where he made controversial remarks to the protesting crowd. Police unions have since called for a boycott of the director's films, including the December release of The Hateful Eight.

Speaking at the event, described by the organisers as against "genocidal assault on black and Latino people in this country," Tarantino stated: "If you believe there's murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I'm here to say I'm on the side of the murdered."

Police unions, including those in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia have spoken out against the Reservoir Dogs director for his comments, especially one week after NYPD officer Randolph Holder was killed in the city.