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Spike Lee won’t see “Django Unchained”

Don’t expect legendary film maker Spike Lee to catch Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation.

While his own visions of race and culture have sparked dialogue beyond the New York most of his work pays homage to, the director of “Red Hook Summer” had little to say about the slavery love story “Django Unchained.”

“I cant speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it,” he tells VIBETV. “All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me…I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”  MORE

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  1. Ornery1

    December 24th, 2012

    Hey Spike–what do your ancestors have to say about Air Jordan sneaker riots?

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  2. Claudia

    December 24th, 2012

    Spike Lee can (do something physically impossible) for all I care.

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  3. bubba

    December 24th, 2012

    bubba thinks spike should be grateful his ancestors picked my ancestors cotton.

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  4. Houston

    December 24th, 2012

    He was a featured guest to speak at our campus at work once. Needless to say I declined the invitation to attend.

    After all, white people didn’t care anything about the folks in New Orleans after Katrina.

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  5. Tim

    December 24th, 2012

    Spike Lee … Spike Lee … Oh, yeah: Mo Bettah Buttah!

    What do I win?

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  6. Houston

    December 24th, 2012

    BTW, a point for Spike. When you are speaking to someone about something, unless you are a spokesman for an organization, it is understood you are speaking FOR YOURSELF.

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  7. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2012

    Is it because Quinton’s blacksploitation film is better than his?
    Jealous bitch.

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2012

    Quentin. Meh. Whatever.

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  9. Tim

    December 24th, 2012

    Oh, and Spike, dead people don’t give a rat’s ass.

    You are simply trying to use people you don’t know, who don’t know you, and who don’t care about you at any level, to make some irrelevant point.

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  10. Callmelennie

    December 24th, 2012

    So, according to Spike, Quentin T. is being intentionally disrespectful to the suffering of his slave ancestors … yet somehow, he’s not being a racist

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  11. Liberal Hollywood

    December 24th, 2012

    I would not give them a dime.
    Last movie I saw at a theater was the first “Star Wars”

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  12. Dadof3

    December 24th, 2012

    Could someone fill me in on a couple of things.

    A. He’s adamant about not seeing because it would disrespect his ancestors, yet he never says why. So, how does it disrespect them, in his eyes?

    B. Not having seen JingleJangle myself and only some brief preview shots – So, I have no real idea of the main character’s representaion – but isn’t it one of self empowerment? Came across that way to me in the few seconds I’ve been exposed to it.

    Could it be that Spikester prefers his ancestor’s to be portrayed as victims only?

    Wild guess here.

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