Last week, Spike Lee was under fire for releasing the address of Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, to the public. However just this action might seem appropriate to some given the lack of repurcussions Zimmerman has experienced, this move condones vigilante justice and should not be taken lightly by officials. Seriously. It's like something the Joker would do. Or something close to what the Joker would do, considering the address was wrong and Spike Lee just sicked a vengeance-hungry mob an elderly Florida couple. Oopsie!

Many are ranting that Spike Lee is a dumbass and calling for him to be held accountable. He has since apologized publicly and reached a settlement with the couple that they were happy with. Going to assume it wasn't an autographed Bamboozled poster. The question is begged, is he a dumbass or a good dude? Let's take a look at his history and decide for ourselves.

Comes Off Antisemitic While Defending Claims of Antisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League accused Lee of antisemitism after the release of Mo' Better Blues. The Josh and Moe Flatbush characters in the film struck a chord due to their "shylock" characterizations. However, Lee refuted these allegations by stating he could never make an antisemitic film in Hollywood because it is fact that Jews run the film industry. Maybe he should run future statements through a public relations person.

Verdict: DUMBASS

Suggesting Charlton Heston Be Shot Was A Total J/K

Lee rose eyebrows in May of 1999 when speaking about National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston, "Shoot him with a .44 Bulldog." Lee spoke out on his own behalf after the New York Post ran the quote. "I told everyone there it was a joke. I said I did not want to read in the papers, 'Shoot Charlton Heston.'"

People didn't really get a kick out of his comedy stylings, least of which was Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey (pause for four minutes of giggles), who said Lee had "nothing to offer the debate on school violence except more violence and more hate."

Considering he wasn't officially invited to a debate, I've got to thumb my nose at Dick Armey. Although, Lee of all people should know how sensationalistic the New York Post is. Seems like he was trying to get his name in the papers to promote Summer of Sam.

Verdict: DUMBASS

Hates Jar Jar Binks

Ouch. Two for two. Things aren't looking too good for Spike Lee right now. Let's press on.

When quizzed about his take on Jar Jar Binks, Spike Lee responded, "You mean the science-fiction Stepin Fetchit? I haven't seen it, but a lot of my friends, whom I respect, have."

Well, it's unfair for him to criticize without having seen it. But on the other hand, Jar Jar Binks is uniformly terrible and one note across the board. It is possible to draw one's conclusions without seeing the film.

He does go on to say, "I just think George Lucas is out of touch. I think he's out of touch with people in general. I guess that happens when you have more money than God."

We think that too!!

"Lucas should speak to it [Jar Jar]," Lee says. "When stuff like this happens, I don't think they should make the kid who played the part defend it. He didn't know what he was doing. He was just happy to be in a Star Wars movie and was gonna do whatever George told him to do!"

Also a good point!! This Spike Lee is starting to make sense.

Verdict: GOOD DUDE

He Wore This Hat

Verdict: DUMBASS

Hates Tyler Perry's Work

In one of his more awesome quotes, Lee said, "Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. ... I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and House of Payne), and I am scratching my head."

Assuming you are not Tyler Perry, how could you possibly dislike Spike Lee after reading that?

Is your enemy's enemy your friend?

Verdict: GOOD DUDE

Accidentally Broke Harriet Winslow's Most Cherished Lamp

Hey. Accidents happen.

Verdict: GOOD DUDE