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Spike to Clint:

'We're Not on a Plantation!'

6/7/2008 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Director Spike Lee has done what no one thought would ever happen. He's brought back Dirty Harry!

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After complaints from Spike Lee claiming that Clint Eastwood didn't include black soldiers in his two Iwo Jima films, Eastwood decided to come back on the controversial director with some words of his own saying, " A guy like him should shut his face."

Lee then further fueled the drama fire saying, "First of all, the man is not my father and we're not on a plantation either. He's a great director ... I didn't personally attack him. And a comment like "A guy like that should shut his face," come on Clint, come on. He sounds like an angry old man right there."

Missing your afternoon nap would make you cranky too!

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Beverley    

Why is Spike trying to play the race card? And why is it always the black guy who plays the race card?

2300 days ago
2.

Buwahahahahaha    

Spike -
You aren't even fit to mutter Clint Eastwood's name, much less attempt to play this game. Give up now, before you come out looking like the total buffoon you really are.
Director Eastwood makes MOVIES. Just MOVIES. He doesn't play the race card. Not like you, who makes BLACK movies. And they aren't all that appealing to anyone, except those that fall for your politics.

Time to leave, Spike, and lick your wounds.

2300 days ago
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anonymous    

I love Clint and Spike has nothing on him...Not even a competition who's the better director...CLINT ROCKS!!!

2300 days ago
4.

givemeabreak    

Eastwood's next movie is about Nelson Mandela.
The only racist in this equation is Spike. While I fully respect and revel in the advancement of African Americans - Go Barak!!! -- I feel that Spike exploits and perpetuates racism because it brings him attention. He's just a whiny little twit IMO.

2300 days ago
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Just sayin'    

Don't the majority of spike lee movies have mostly BLACK actors in them? I'm glad he watches other peoples movies just to see if their are any or an adequate number of black people in them. Because that's whats really important in a story line. Race. Clint is an Icon. And I applaud him for telling spike to "shut his face"!

2300 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Spike is trying to stir interest in his upcoming movie about African-Americans in WWII.

Playing the race card and taking on one of Hollywood's Best Directors and Actors is a foolish way to go about it. Spike is not in Clint's league.

We don't stand for this race-baiting anymore in America. Go away Spike.

2300 days ago
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Bri    

Like others have said, it is clearly being turned into a race thing here when Clint's movie was nothing against black people. Spike Lee is an ignorant racist who doesn't know what he's talking about.

2300 days ago
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wtf    

The second Spike opened his mouth he was trying to start a race war with Clint. I don't think Spike thought Clint would come back at him like he did. He expected Clint to hook up with Al Sharpton and apologize and ask forgiveness for not hiring blacks.

Funny how racist Spike has to hide behind Obama's name.

2300 days ago
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Something smells fishy...    

It's Clint's movie, let him make the damn movie the way he wants to make and Spike can make one the way he wants it. It sounds kind of boring anyway--not the kind of movies I like to go see, but still an interesting part of history.

2300 days ago
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wtf    

Search "spike Lee" + racist. The very first link by Laurence A. Elder sums up Spike Lee perfectly.

2300 days ago
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sushi    

Spike Lee is a classless pig who pretends he's going to take the high road while all the time playing the race card rather unfairly. I hope Clint responds with an equally as strong "shut his face."

2300 days ago
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carol    

Both are tired old dogs without teeth! LMAO

2300 days ago
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KELC    

Everyone is tired of hearing the black white thing, it is only a movie and Clint can put anyone he wants to in it besides that Clint has talent, Spike Lee is a no talent big mouth. Go Clint!

2300 days ago
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A Mother    

I agree with the person who said that Spike Lee does this when he is trying to promote one of his new projects. As they say "bad publicitiy is still publicity" - it is apparent that Mr. Lee cannot rely upon his own film making to draw the crowds - he has to bring negative attention to himself by attacking an icon in the film industry such as Mr. Eastwood. Deep down he must feel inferior, inadequate and he should truely be ashamed of his bad behavior. Make your films and quite attacking others to try to pull yourself up. It ain't workin' little dude.

2300 days ago
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bobbyozone    

i doubt there were any black soldiers doing front line fighting on iwo jima.

i'm not sure, but i seriously doubt the marine corps was intergrated in ww2.

personally, i think spike is a racist, and i've thought that for quite some time.

2300 days ago
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