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Spike Lee boycotts Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’: ‘Slavery was not a spaghetti western!’
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012 | Nancy Dillon

Posted on 12/24/2012 4:05:24 PM PST by nickcarraway

Spike Lee thinks Quentin Tarantino's new slavery revenge flick "Django Unchained" is the wrong thing.

The famed "He Got Game" director says he's boycotting the new 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," he wrote on Twitter.

The tweet came shortly after he told VibeTV he couldn't comment on the movie starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio because he decided not to see it. "I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it. I'm not seeing it," he said in a video interview.

"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."

Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. jackson and Jamie Foxx in Tarantino's latest.

Lee, 55, even tangled with another Twitter user who took issue with his Holocaust comparison.

"The goal of the holocaust was death and destruction; the goal of American slavery was tobacco, indigo, rice, and cotton," a post from a user called Rogue Academic read. "Like Slaves Didn't Die? What Kind Of Academic Are You? And George Washington Didn't Own Slaves Too?" Lee responded.

Tarantino, 49, has been the subject of Lee's ire before. Lee criticized the "Pulp Fiction" director for his liberal use of the n-word in his third feature film, "Jackie Brown," a 1997 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and paying homage to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

"I'm not against the word. And some people speak that way. But Quentin is infatuated with that word," Lee said of Tarantino in an interview with 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."


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1 posted on 12/24/2012 4:05:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Actually Spike slavery was a topic in spaghetti westerns, including the original 1966 Django.

I’m starting to wonder if Quentin actually pays Spike to whine for him. It’s good publicity, since at this point most of the world knows Spike as that annoying guy at Nicks games, I’m betting plenty of people will go to the movie just because he doesn’t like it.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 4:08:33 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: nickcarraway
Only N-words are allowed to use the N-word.
3 posted on 12/24/2012 4:09:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: nickcarraway

Hypocrite. Free, unbridled expression is good as long as it’s his own.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 4:11:39 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: nickcarraway
"I want Quentin to know that all African-Americans do not think that word is trendy or slick."

Has Lee watched his own movies? Most of them not only use 'that word' almost as much as this movie, they glorify lifestyles and cultural attitudes and stereotypes that are the determent to the African-American community. Emulating Lee's movies keeps people living in virtual and mental ghettos.

5 posted on 12/24/2012 4:12:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: nickcarraway

This is Inglourius Basterds in blackface and he had no problem with that movie.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 4:15:01 PM PST by Argus
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To: nickcarraway
My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,"

Maybe, maybe not. The earliest blacks came to this continent as indentured servants.
7 posted on 12/24/2012 4:15:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ouch. The hypocrisy, it hurts.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 4:16:03 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: nickcarraway

spike lee is a racist who hates white people. I do not care what he says about anything


9 posted on 12/24/2012 4:16:48 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: nickcarraway

Pull your pants up, Spike.....your hypocrisy is showing.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 4:18:18 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: nickcarraway
My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. ummmm NO!!!

they were BOUGHT in africa from other africans...

11 posted on 12/24/2012 4:20:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jeff Vader

Ditto !


12 posted on 12/24/2012 4:21:03 PM PST by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how many descended relatives of Spike’s ancestors back in Africa are millionaires living in mansions with big pools and fancy cars.

Yeah, America sucks. Preach it, brother.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 4:21:24 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway

“My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,”

Voting democrat dishonors them more than watching a movie ever could.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 4:23:18 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: RightOnline

15 posted on 12/24/2012 4:33:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: nickcarraway

Is Spike Lee the same angry short guy who incited murder by tweeting what he thought was George Zimmerman’s address after sweet little thug Trayvon died?


16 posted on 12/24/2012 4:33:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: running_dog_lackey

They weren’t stolen. They were kidnapped by fellow africans and sold to the Dutch.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 4:33:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: running_dog_lackey

“My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,”

Voting democrat dishonors them more than watching a movie ever could.
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BAM! Nailed it!


18 posted on 12/24/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: nickcarraway
Spikey should know. He's had a tough life here in America.

sarc/

19 posted on 12/24/2012 4:35:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: nickcarraway

Gee. I thought the movie was about a gypsy guitar player!


20 posted on 12/24/2012 4:38:06 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

They eat their own.
I’ll provide some Tabasco...


21 posted on 12/24/2012 4:39:28 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: nickcarraway

Stolen? By whom? Oh, that’s right. Muslims rounded them up and sold them to the English who then brought them to the US. Then a lot died to free them and a lot died to keep them. Then a hundred years later they got their freedom. Django Unhinged.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 4:58:17 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

A politically correct flick politically incorrect?


23 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
The tweet came shortly after he told VibeTV he couldn't comment on the movie starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio because he decided not to see it. "I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it. I'm not seeing it... 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... 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." Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. jackson and Jamie Foxx in Tarantino's latest.

24 posted on 12/24/2012 5:09:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Argus

Don’t pay to watch diversity racist movies.

Don’t feed the radical Left’s black racists...Jamie “Kill all the white people” Foxx. America’s own Taliban.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

“My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,”

Stolen my eye! The were bought from their own African rulers and kings for trinkets and sold for profit. It’s strange that these”stolen” people haven’t used the freedom they have had for decades to get themselves back to the motherland they so revere. The reason is simple. It’s much more lucrative to stay here and be tools for the Liberal Democrats. These poor “stolen” people have used the freedoms of this nation to gain benefits and rights far and above those of ordinary Americans in return for their virtually unanimous support of a Socialist/Marxist political party whose platform has become the opposite of anything our founders envisioned or imagined.

My ancestors came here as indentured servants and convicts. They haven’t spent time whining for reparations from the Brits and Scots. Today they call themselves Americans and are proud to do so. The events of the past couple of decades have made me wonder if I couldn’t tolerate a monarchy better than a Socialist/Marxist dictatorship.

Blacks and all the other ginned up minorities that have made a profession of cashing in on their “otherness” had better sit up and take notice. The number of hardworking, taxpaying Americans and businesses willing to fork over increasing percentages of hard earned gains to support those who distain honest endeavor in favor of political blackmail is getting mighty slim. Their figureheads can’t exthort enough from working Americans to feed and succor them for much longer.

Barrack Obama has splintered American citizens into increasingly divided groups and convinced them that the American Business community and the free market movers are their enemies and he and the Democratic party are their saviors.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 5:42:17 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Argus

No, it’s Blazing Saddles without the humor.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 6:24:20 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if little Spike realizes that there were black slave owners as well.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 6:31:30 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll
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To: mnehring
Has Lee watched his own movies? Most of them not only use 'that word' almost as much as this movie, they glorify lifestyles and cultural attitudes and stereotypes that are the determent to the African-American community. Emulating Lee's movies keeps people living in virtual and mental ghettos.

What Spike is really saying, is that only Blacks should be allowed to make money off of racial subjects. If a black director and producer had made the movie, Spike would be all for it.

29 posted on 12/24/2012 6:39:13 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Travis McGee

Slavery was the best thing to ever happen to spike and many other black people. Their ancestors paid the price so they could live in the land of opportunity instead of the land of AIDS and misery.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: nickcarraway

So what was he? The white man’s burden?


31 posted on 12/24/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

He is just pissed because someone else made it and he isn’t in on the money.

Spike Lee is no expert on slavery, just a bigotted Negro, who has made a ton of money pimping race.


32 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:59 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jdsteel

Actually it sounds like a ripoff of Mandingo without Ken Norton.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 8:00:07 PM PST by Argus
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To: discostu

'Django Unchained' Review: Tarantino's Story is Wickedly Fantastic



Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is a complete masterpiece. The actors, screenplay, cinematography and direction are near perfection. Is the film violent? Yes. Is it controversial? Yes. Is it one of the year's best? Yes.

Django is two hours and 35 minutes long and every minute is necessary in this unbelievable story in which Tarantino pays homage to spaghetti westerns and the 1966 film titled Django, starring Franco Nero, who makes a cameo in this film.

[....]

Underneath the violence, bloodshed and racial slurs, Django is ultimately about a love story and what one man will do in order to be reunited with his wife. That’s what makes Tarantino’s film so enjoyable and real. What Django does in order to see Brunhilde again is unbelievable and astonishing. Although you may not think it from the trailers, Django Unchained is really one of the most romantic films of the year. Call me crazy AFTER you watch the film.

There will be some who think Django Unchained goes too far with its message, but that is the brilliance of Tarantino’s “no shame” screenplay. If you are willing to accept the film’s “over-the-top” demeanor, you’ll find that Django Unchained is one of the best movies of the past decade.
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34 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:40 PM PST by Bratch
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To: nickcarraway

Where is Spike’s outrage for modern day slavery in Africa?


35 posted on 12/24/2012 8:18:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

Nor does Lee give a rats ass about slavery STILL going on in Africa ...why?


36 posted on 12/24/2012 8:28:33 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: mnehring
"I want Quentin to know that all African-Americans do not think that word is trendy or slick."

So they aren't the ones supporting a whole industry of songs using that term repeatedly?

37 posted on 12/24/2012 8:32:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie; Revolting cat!

Black Django (distinctly different than the original Django westerns of the 1960s and 70s) should’ve gone back to Africa after freeing his family and killing their captors. Why’d he let the ORIGINAL captors in Africa go without seeking revenge on them what enslaved his family in the first place??


38 posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway
Look! It's a contest to see which race of people were most disrespected. In one corner we have the blacks with their slavery. In the other corner, we have the Jews with their holocausts.

The Irish are on the sidelines drinking whiskey and beer - if they stay sober enough, they are going to fight the winner.

39 posted on 12/24/2012 8:41:26 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway
2 words...

Blazing, Saddles!

40 posted on 12/24/2012 9:17:33 PM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought rich white kids buy those records.


41 posted on 12/24/2012 10:49:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Spike Lee.... the latest from this pothead dufus. I remember when his old man was busted for heroin about 22 years ago. It was front page in the NY Post. His father was a jazz musician hipster type, 95% were on drugs


42 posted on 12/25/2012 1:32:34 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: Travis McGee

America isn’t interested in this washed up ol pothead sticking it to whitey. America is interested in the young Jamie Foxx sticking it to whitey along with Tarrentino whose movies I never watch


43 posted on 12/25/2012 1:40:36 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: nickcarraway

That myth ranks up there with heterosexual AIDS. It exists but is not the norm.


44 posted on 12/25/2012 4:45:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

What about all of the Muslims delivering the slaves to the new world?


45 posted on 12/26/2012 6:17:54 PM PST by drewh
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