The Django Unchained director admitted that he was "annoyed" by discussion that has suggested a link between violence on film and atrocities like the recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
"Would I watch a kung fu movie three days after the Sandy Hook massacre? Would I watch a kung fu movie? Maybe, 'cause they have nothing to do with each other," Tarantino told Terry Gross during an interview on NPR's Fresh Air.
"I'm really annoyed. I think it's disrespectful. I think it's disrespectful to their memory... of the people who died to talk about movies."
"I think it's totally disrespectful to their memory. Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health."
Tarantino recently shared his opinion on Ridley Scott's divisive sci-fi Prometheus.
Watch a trailer for Tarantino's new film Django Unchained below: