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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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76.

frogs and gravel    

Remember when "spike lee" tried to prevent a cable channel from calling
itself the Spike Channel? Like he is so fabulous that a cable company would
want to name a channel after him. Now if they wanted to call themselves the
"No talent, White hating, confused about his ancestry person" then he would have a case.

2296 days ago
77.

Nelson    

Spike Lee is full of Sh*t.

2296 days ago
78.

Bora Bora Babe    

Eastwood wins, KO - round one! :)

2296 days ago
79.

Jonathan White    

Typical - yet another black playing the race card.

2296 days ago
80.

Bri    

It would suck making a movie nowadays if I HAD to hire a white, black, asian, hispanic, and whoever just to make sure people wouldn't be offended. What a world we live in!

2296 days ago
81.

Lanie    

TMZ!!! Don't be lazy, post everything that Spike said first... then everything Eastwood said, then finish with Spike Lee.

I read the entire exchange and it's hysterical. Eastwood explained that the movies were period based and that blacks were not part of the history of the movie. I don't watch those historical movies - they bore me, but I still think Eastwood was in the right and Spike was wrong.. Eastwood has done historical movies based around black history and he cast black people in it.

REGARDLESS, CLINT EASTWOOD TELLING SPIKE LEE TO "SHUT HIS FACE" IS HYSTERICAL!

And Spike Lee is an instigator... He's the one who instigated it all..and then he tries to knock Eastwood's choice of wording, yet he calls him a "angry old man" ?? WTH?

2296 days ago
82.

Chris    

Once again, why is Spike living here? It's funny, at work, the "Africsn" Americans hate being associated with Black Americans. Why, because of the never ending self-serving, the world owes me, attitude. MLK most spin in his grave when carpet-baggers like Spike, Al, Barrak, and Jessie pander to create drama to allow themselves a position of power. Why isn't Spike going after the Democratic Party for having KKK leadership? Why does he attack the Religious Right when all his leadership cast are labeled Reverend? Its to keep the sheep in line. Have them focus on this that can't make a bit of difference in their life, suck down their money and live high on the hog. Sad that this is news and that someone like Clint, who by the way has a wife who is part Black, has to even respond to this douche. Get over yourself people. My Uncle was a second landing Marine in Iwo Jima, and it left him torn and broken. I have seen photos of landing groups, and there was not a black man among them. They weren't allowed to be front line troops at this point. Was that racist, sure, and stupid, but Spike chooses to create fantasy land history. Just like the fact that Africans weren't captured as slaves, know you history, they were sold by other black Africans. The slave trade in Africa at its hight started as the Muslims began using its southern neighbors as a labor force, yeah Spike, Muslims you tool. This grew into the trade that was overtaken by the British to supply the new world and later the Portuguese. Do you have any idea how many men it takes to take over a village for slaves? Lots. The Europeans set their ships to only run enough to run the ship and cover these horrible trans-Atlantic vessals. The controlling West African tribes learned from the Muslims that began the crazy slave trade and were rich and powerful, often making European vessels wait months off-shore before allowing them to buy slaves. The Portuguese Duatre Pacheco Pereire wrote in the early sixteenth century after a visit to Benin that the kingdom "is usually at war with its neighbours and takes many captives, whom we buy at twelve or fifteen brass bracelets each, or for copper bracelets, which they prize more." Olaudah Equiano, an ex-slave, described in his memoirs published in 1789 how African rulers carried out raids to capture slaves. "When a trader wants slaves, he applies to a chief for them, and tempts him with his wares. It is not extraordinary, if on this occasion he yields to the temptation with as little firmness, and accepts the price of his fellow creature's liberty with as little reluctance, as the enlightened merchant. Accordingly, he falls upon his neighbours, and a desperate battle ensues...if he prevails, and takes prisoners, he gratifies his avarice by selling them." Slaves existed in Africa before these trades, and exist today. Freaking @sses like Spike, and any ignorant unread morons who chose to listen to his hate without reading or learning about facts are why Black America is still weak. They are feeding or their own. This does not go on with my Native American people, does not occur with Hispanics, Asians, and not with whites, not at this level. I hope that someday a strong leader comes and owns the problems and stops taking blame. Its like damn AA, own your S! People will only help you just enough to get what they want. Ask a single Mom how that welfare system is helping her out.

2296 days ago
83.

SP    

Spike needs to shut the F---k up. There were no gays in it either and I don't hear them whinning. As a matter of fact we should do away with all black colleges, clubs, etc.... They should have to allow asians, hispanics, whites , etc... and stop their racist segregation.

2296 days ago
84.

Jawanza    

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular racial group, and that it is also the prejudice based on such a belief. The Macquarie Dictionary defines racism as: "the belief that human races have distinctive characteristics which determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule or dominate others."[citation needed]

2296 days ago
85.

Lanie    

This is the nonsense that started it all ---

,Spike told reporters, "Clint Eastwood made two films about Iwo Jima that ran for more than four hours total, and there was not one Negro actor on the screen. If you reporters had any balls you'd ask him why. There's no way I know why he did that ... But I know it was pointed out to him and that he could have changed it. It's not like he didn't know."

Clint Eastwood countered him and said this:

"The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go: 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate. A guy like him should shut his face." ... "I'm playing it the way I read it historically, and that's the way it is. When I do a movie and it's 90% black, like Bird, then I use 90% black people. He was complaining when I did Bird. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that's why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else."

2296 days ago
86.

Lanie    

I know people who have met Spike Lee and say he's a real a - hole. A very bitter and disgruntled man. He is allegedly --not the nicest guy, especially people in the customer service industry.

If he thinks he can produce films of the same topic - better than Eastwood, then go right ahead but I think it's a low blow to insinuate someone is racist solely based on historical movie pieces.

So, I have to agree with Eastwood here.

2296 days ago
87.

just wondering    

I can't believe Clint even bothered to respond , IF in fact he did. Spike only wishes he could ever have the status and legendary place that Clint Eastwood has earned in the film industry.

2296 days ago
88.

Cry Baby Spike    

Spike Lee is a cry baby. He'll never be the on the same level as Clint Eastwood. Spike should go back and do his real job of being a cheerleader for the Knicks. That's something he can do well with his big mouth. Spike should worry about his own movies, and how much of a jerk he is being. This is all the more reason not to see his movies. At least he is fun to laugh at.

Shut up Spike!

2296 days ago
89.

Tim    

As Hobomba likes to say but about white folks, this time it's relevant for black folks, Spike Lee is a typical black person. Blame Whitey for everything and anything. This is the DemocRAT/DumbocRAT way, their doctrine is for them to pretend they were offended at any time possible. This will get much worse if Hobomba is elected. In fact, O.J. Simpson would probably be his Attorney General.

2296 days ago
90.

skhg    

Gimmick by Spike, to get the blacks to the movies. Clint doesn't have to say anymore..., Spikes ignorance speaks for itself. No way would I watch a Spike movie now.., there's no way!! I wasn't too fond of them, to begin with.

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