Spike Lee, no stranger to controversy through his moviemaking, has, in recent years, opened himself up to controversy outside of his craft, saying Spike TV was leveraging his likeness, and posting the address of a criminal that turns out is the address of a different family with the same last name of the criminal. Always serving the public good, that spike.
Continuing in this latter vein, rather than the former, Lee tweeted about Django Unchained, claiming, “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”
While that’s not a more or less valid opinion than any other, he could led some credence to the opinion if he had gotten around to seeing the film, which he admitted he hasn’t.
Don’t ever stop doing what you’re doing, Spike.