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Rapper: Spike Lee Is 'Hollywood's Resident House Negro' for Criticizing Tarantino
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Posted on 01/16/2013 7:56:00 AM PST by chessplayer

Former 2 Live Crew rapper turned music promoter and VH1 star Luther Campbell isn't pleased with Spike Lee's comments about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the new movie "Django Unchained."

Writing at his Miami NewTimes blog Tuesday, Campbell called Lee "Hollywood's resident house negro."

For those unfamiliar with the controversy, Lee has come down strongly on Tarantino for amongst other things his excessive use of the N-word in the film.

"Show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right," Campbell responded.

"Lee needs to get over himself," Campbell continued. "He's upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood's resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can't depict African Americans."

"Lee could never pull off a movie like this," said Campbell as he crescendoed toward a conclusion. "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," Campbell added, "a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: rapper

1 posted on 01/16/2013 7:56:06 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
W O W ! ! ! ! !.......that's gonna leave a mark!................
2 posted on 01/16/2013 7:58:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: chessplayer
a bougie activist

A bourgeois activist. Yeah, right. Where do people like these pea-brained "rappers" get this radical left wing rhetoric?

3 posted on 01/16/2013 8:00:14 AM PST by livius
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To: chessplayer

Pass the popcorn.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 8:03:33 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: livius

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bougie


5 posted on 01/16/2013 8:04:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: chessplayer

Don’t let me stop him from bashing spike, however I highly doubt that most men of the 1800’s were using ni#@%r like todays people use “you know”


6 posted on 01/16/2013 8:07:39 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: chessplayer

Spike Lee never made a good film, so he criticizes anyone who does.

Remember when Steven Spielberg made “The Color Purple”, he was all up in arms that a white man dared to make a movie about black people.

He’s just an anti-white racist.
He cannot make a decent film himself, so angrily lashes out at anyone who can.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 8:07:39 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: chessplayer

SLAP!

Campbell makes some good points. The “N-word” was indeed a part of everyday language, and I’d imagine in the antebellum South, it was likely used pretty frequently.

And yes, Tarantino is a better filmmaker. Spike Lee could never have pulled off a film like “Django Unchained” (which is actually pretty darn good.....I found it better than “Inglorious Basterds”).


8 posted on 01/16/2013 8:09:25 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m speechless...


9 posted on 01/16/2013 8:09:39 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Bon mots

They’re ALL idiots.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 8:10:58 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: chessplayer

It seems that the entire AA community has assumed the role of House Slave in the Democrat mansion.

If they serve their masters the votes they desire, they are taken care of and promised security and an easy life in exchange for giving up notions of being truly free and independent people.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 8:11:34 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chessplayer

Should have added “Cornball Brother” to his rant just for good measure.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 8:12:04 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Read Huckleberry Finn if you want to see how often “the N-word” was used in everyday life.

This is like trying to criticize Shakespear for excessive use of “Thee” and “Thou” and “Me-thinks”


13 posted on 01/16/2013 8:13:35 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: chessplayer; mickie
I hope all the Hollyweirdo lefties eat each other up and I'll provide the after-dinner brandy and cigars.

Leni

14 posted on 01/16/2013 8:17:57 AM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: chessplayer

There’s always some entertainment value to hearing anyone go off on a pretentious ass like Spike Lee but keep in mind that Campbell’s claim to fame was the “Me So Horny” song that got George Bush I flustered. Not sure why he’s being held up as worthy of an article.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 8:17:58 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I have no idea who often people said N_ _ _ _ _ in the 1800s. I’ve read that the word “Nigra” was used a lot. The N_ _ _ _ _ _ word was used a lot in the 50s and 60s and it’s being used more and more now. Just look at the movie. Not long ago the word was never said in a movie.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 8:21:22 AM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: chessplayer
Spike probably didn’t like Reservoir Dogs either.
17 posted on 01/16/2013 8:24:03 AM PST by One_American
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To: Mr. K

A excellent point. And in “Django Unchained”, the Dr. King Schultz character never uses it.

His character is quite interesting....an inversion of the Magic Negro trope. And of course, he’s a really good actor; fun to watch. I thought he did a great job. To be honest, all of the cast did really well. DiCaprio and Sam Jackson were great.


18 posted on 01/16/2013 8:27:41 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: winodog

“The Wartime Papers of R.E. Lee” contain 1006 letters in almost a thousand pages.

Not one N_____ word that I’ve found.

My great-great grandfather was general in the Union Army, wrote his memoirs.

Not one N________ word.

So, there’s two.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 8:48:40 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: chessplayer

‘Guess Lee never read Huckleberry Finn.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 9:13:57 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Bon mots

“He cannot make a decent film himself, so angrily lashes out at anyone who can.”

Not to mention he has short man syndromee from only being 4’ nothing!


21 posted on 01/16/2013 9:26:52 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Red Badger
"RAPPER LUTHER CAMPBELL: BIO, ARRESTS, RECORD," ● "Former front man for the controversial rap group “2 Live Crew.” ● Rapper infamous for his crude, vulgar, misogynistic, sexually explicit lyrics and videos. ● Exploited women and caused controversy to sell his albums. ● Reached success as a rapper not for his musical talents but for the unrelenting sexually explicit content of his songs: “As Nasty As They Want To Be” (1989), “I Got Shit On My Mind” (1992), “In The Nude” (1993), “Back at Your Ass for the Nine-4″ (1994), “Me So Horny” (1989), “Face Down, Ass Up” (1990), “Pop That Pussy” (1991), etc. ● Accused of paying “bounties” to University of Miami football players for scoring touchdowns, knocking opposing players out of games, etc." http://factreal.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/rapper-luther-campbell-bio-arrests-record-proposal-miami-dade-mayoral-candidate/ Much more. What a guy. I guess he considers himself a "real" black.
22 posted on 01/16/2013 9:38:23 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: reagandemocrat

The word in question is derived from the Latin adjective niger-nigra-nigrum, meaning “black”. It would have been value neutral at the time, only gaining its pejorative connotation since Reconstruction.


23 posted on 01/16/2013 9:39:48 AM PST by Argus
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To: chessplayer

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/rapper-luther-campbell-bio-arrests-record-proposal-miami-dade-mayoral-candidate/


24 posted on 01/16/2013 9:41:30 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: V_TWIN

Cambell makes Spike Lee look good.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 9:43:04 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

How can we help nurture this wonderful internecine warfare progress to the next several levels?


26 posted on 01/16/2013 10:06:32 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Argus

Interesting. Since Django is set before Reconstruction, the pejorative use of word in question in the film is inaccurate?


27 posted on 01/16/2013 10:07:52 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

I’m not an expert in this subject, that’s an educated guess. The fact that blacks themselves use the word affectionately or casually in addressing each other suggests that it hasn’t always been an insult to them.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 12:04:52 PM PST by Argus
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To: Bon mots; winodog

I guess neither of you bothered to read the article. The rapper was criticizing Spike Lee for being too pro-white. But heck, if you’re a Freeler, why bother to read the article before sounding off? Nobody else does.


29 posted on 01/16/2013 1:23:50 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

I did read the article. What are you complaining about?


30 posted on 01/16/2013 3:05:41 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: winodog

Because most of the commenters got it all wrong. The rapper was charging Spike Lee, who made some reasonable complaints about Tarantino’s odious film, of being a bourgeois white lackey. So why are people cheering for the rapper?

I will give you the fact that the article was very poorly written and probably many people didn’t have any idea what the point of it was.


31 posted on 01/16/2013 4:24:18 PM PST by livius
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To: PetroniusMaximus

You said it best, they’re ALL idiots.


32 posted on 01/16/2013 4:27:12 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: livius

Well I most certainly never cheered for either of them.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 4:46:19 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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