Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has spoken out in defense of the gratuitous use of the n-word in white director, Quentin Tarantino's movies.

"You take '12 Years a Slave,' which is supposedly made by an auteur. Steve McQueen is very different than Quentin," Jackson said of Tarantino, according to IndieWire.

"When you have a song that says n*gga in it 300 times, nobody says sh*t. So, it's OK for Steve McQueen to use [the N-word] because he's artistically attacking the system and the way people think and feel, but Quentin is just doing it to just strike the blackboard with his nails. That's not true. There's no dishonesty in anything that [Quentin] writes or how people talk, feel, or speak [in his films]."

Tarantino's 2012 flick Django Unchained used the n-word over 100 words.

Last year, the Django star Jamie Foxx defended the usage of the word, "I understood the text. The N-word was said 100 times, but I understood the text. That's the way it was back in that time," he said.