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Spike Lee Attacks Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Wed, December 26, 2012 9:06am EDT by Chris Rogers 30 Comments
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Spike Lee is disgusted with fellow director Quentin Tarantino’s depiction of slavery in his latest flick ‘Django Unchained,’ and he’s blasting the ‘disrespectful’ movie on Twitter! Whose side are you on?

Spike Lee has criticized Quentin Tarantino’s work in the past, and now, the director says he’d be disrespecting his ancestors if he were to see the slavery revenge flick Django Unchained. He’s boycotting the movie because he finds it insulting.

“American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,” Spike wrote on Twitter.

“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it. I’m not seeing it,” Spike also said in a video interview with VibeTV. “All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say,” he explained. “I can’t disrespect my ancestors. I can’t do it. Now, that’s me. I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody but myself. I can’t do it.”

Spike Has Criticized Quentin’s Work In The Past

Spike, 55, has criticized Quentin’s work in the past, voicing his disgust for Tarantino’s liberal use of the n-word in Jackie Brown, a 1997 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson.

“I’m not against the word. And some people speak that way. But Quentin, 49, is infatuated with that word,” Spike said of Quentin in an interview with sister company Variety.

“What does he want to be made, an honorary black man?” the Do The Right Thing director asked. “I want Quentin to know that all African-Americans do not think that word is trendy or slick.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Spike keep his thoughts to himself or do you agree with him? Don’t forget to read 5 reasons we think you SHOULD go see Django Unchained!

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