News: Spike Lee Responds To Uncle Luke's Bashing
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 11:20AM
Renowned movie director Spike Lee has decided to give 2 Live Crew's Uncle Luke the cold shoulder a day after getting ridiculed and blasted in an open blog post.
Instead of feeding into the controversy, Lee informed his 414,000-plus Twitter followers he would not entertain Uncle Luke's comments.
""@pjhoody: Uncle Luke BANGED on Spike. (,-_-,) How you gon' act now, @SpikeLee?"Like The College Educated Black Man That I Am.Ignore It.LOVE," he tweeted in response to a Twitter user on Tuesday (January 15).
""@PoppaCad: I do get to FINALLY go see Django Unchained tonight, much to the chagrin of @SpikeLee"DO YOU.I'M AT PEACE." (Spike Lee's Twitter)
Yesterday, Luke went on an anti-Lee tantrum over Spike's publicized issues with the new Django Unchained flick.
"Screw Spike Lee. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is a brilliant flick that more accurately depicts the African American experience than any of the 15 movies about black culture Lee's directed in his lifetime. It's why the movie took home a Golden Globe award for best screenplay over the weekend and why it was recently nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Since Django Unchained hit the theaters, Lee has been publicly trashing Tarantino. In announcing his personal boycott of the movie, the Do The Right Thing filmmaker tweeted, "American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western," and "It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them." (Miami New Times)
Luke even went as far as to compare Lee to one of the film's characters.
"Lee could never pull off a movie like this. When he's not being an ass from his court side seats during New York Knicks games, he's making bull crap films that most African Americans cannot relate to. Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson's character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom." (Miami New Times)
Recently, Chicago rapper Rhymefest hit up SOHH and tried to comprehend Spike's stance.
"I think that sometimes you got to know when you've won. And I think Spike Lee won but he's ruining his win. Now he's putting himself in a position where he's going to have to win again. Furthermore, make some good a** movies and show "us" how it's done. I'm going to tell you something. I don't think black filmmakers can make good movies about slavery. I don't think it's possible. I think we're too close to it. You can [quote me]. A lot of people are going to hate that. Some subjects, as black people, we get so emotional about things that we don't think about the artistic entertainment value of it as well as the historic accuracy of it." (SOHH Guest Star)