Film director Spike Lee is one of the industry’s biggest prima donnas. He always whines and complains about pretty much everything under the sun.
He once accused Quentin Tarantino of being “infatuated” with the “N-word” because he frequently uses it in his movies, particularly “Django Unchained,” in which Lee’s childish whining made headline news.
Of course, Lee has been vocal about his disdain for President Trump but what he said about African American Trump supporters was a new low, even for him.
Spike Lee has made headlines for decades calling out other filmmakers for one thing or another.
Lee once called out director Clint Eastwood for his lack of black representation in his war dramas. And he also called black director Tyler Perry out for what he called “coonery and buffoonery” in his films. Thankfully, Eastwood told him to “shut his face” and Perry said he “can go straight to hell.”
Just the other day, the “Inside Man” director appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” and whined about how his private entrance arena access was revoked by New York Knicks owner James Dolan.
The director had been allegedly using the same employee’s entrance into the arena to watch games for over 20 years but last weekend a security guard said he needed to use the main entrance – you know, the entrance the rest of us common folk use.
Lee put up a stink and got aggressive with security. And the point behind him appearing on “First Take” was to play the victim card, and then subsequently attempting to call for Dolan to sell his beloved Knicks team. Fans started a chant at the following game screaming “sell the team” and they were booted from the Gardens.
Last Monday, the “BlacKkKlansman” director remarked on a photo of several black civic and religious leaders praying with President Trump inside the White House in the Cabinet Room for a celebration of Black History Month.
He wrote, “Massa, We Love You, Massa. We Gonna Pray Fo’ You Massa”. Singing- “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”
“Massa” is the slang word for how slaves referred to their slave master, which consequently means they are “House Slaves.”
Ironically, in “Django Unchained,” Tarantino made sure to say that “House Slaves” were despicable because they “loved” their “massa.” Samuel L. Jackson plays Stephen, a House Slave to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Tarantino makes a point to demonize him.
But Spike Lee wouldn’t know that Tarantino made that point already, would he?
Trump said during the event at the White House, “In every field, every generation, and every calling, African-Americans have lifted up our nation to new heights — and, like all citizens, you are entitled to a government that puts your needs, your interests, and your families first.”
Lee must not have gotten the message that African American unemployment is at an all-time low and we have Trump to thank for that.
The good news is there is growing support for Trump amongst black voters. One of the attendees of the meeting was former Minnesota Vikings player Jack Brewer who said to Trump flat-out “You’re the first black president.”
Lee’s comments are insulting more people than he even realizes. https://offthewire.com/spike-lees-latest-anti-trump-comment-will-make-your-jaw-drop/