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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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91.

Lou Voren    

Listen, if the outcome of the taking of Iwo Kima depended on who can best shine shoes, clean latrines and work in mess halls, I am sure that the African-American servicemen would have been fully utilized.

2330 days ago
92.

nosy mom    

I am glad someone of Clint Eastwoods character has the balls to tell a pee-on like Spike Lee to shut up. The biggest racist is this whole thing is Spike himself. He likes to claim he just looking out for the black man, but all his movies are geared toward only one part of a particular race. I am glad that Mr. Eastwood stood up and didn't give him anything to feed off of and said exactly what he wanted to say. No race involved. Plain and simple. Spike Lee shut your mouth and listen.

2330 days ago
93.

gloryhole    


one thing for sure, O.J. would do a sneak attack by
cutting and slash his way through the justice system.

2330 days ago
94.

Jesus not Jesus    

Spike's ain't much into films being accurate like Clint's two [2] war movies. If you like historical accuracy Spike, you must have loved, loved the Japanese spoken [with subtitles] in Letters from Iwo Jima! Clint is 'gold' with the life he's lead, the movies he's directed, while you my little friend are gold-plated. Is it really so bad that you made something of your life, carved out your little niche in film with your two dimensional films, without trying to pick a fight with a living legend, one who you can only look up to? You lacking publicity my friend, is that what it is? 'So much anger in this one.'

2330 days ago
95.

Jesus not Jesus    

Short [racist] man's ego. Can't wait for your next [angry] African American movie to come out. Spike, my man, you ever try to do light comedy with two lead character's not black? Uh yeah. Nuf said.

2330 days ago
96.

Gwydiana    

Spike needs to step away from that crack pipe

2330 days ago
97.

gloryhole    


people please;

SPITE lee's actions
are all feebly justified;

he's a new york KNICKS fan.

2330 days ago
98.

gloryhole    


wondering out loud if he's
related to tommy lee ?

comparatively speaking, at least we
KNOW who's hung like a black man.

2330 days ago
99.

john tolliver    

Seeing Soike Lee's comments reminded me of what King Juan Carlos said to Hugo Chávez when he was making a moronic rant "Shut Up", just because it gets you press, it isn't going to make your movie any better, and certainly lessens your opinion even further

2330 days ago
100.

Frank Olivo    

Well, brotha, you have just been served and bitched slapped by hiz honor MR. EASTWOOD! The man made an accurate historical movie, actually TWO movies from BOTH sides about the battle of Iwa Jima. True to history, the armed forces were segregated then, and the detailed stories Mr. Eastwood was telling, didn't include blacks in that historical moment. Please feel free, spike to make your own movie about your history, since you continue to segregate yourself from being an American, and obviously only consider yourself, a black American. What a sad state if WE all chose to live our lives that minutley.

2330 days ago
101.

zumaguy1    

I've worked with Spike on several junkets. He is an angry, racist little piss-ant

2330 days ago
102.

Erica    

Please someone Ask Morgan Freeman on whose side he's on and he'd kick Spike to the Curb for being a A-Hole.
All it is is Propaganda on Spikes part to get his name in the media again, he has been irrelevant for so long now its hard to count.

2330 days ago
103.

Helen    

NOW, that Obama won watch all the blacks come out and yell Racist
I stand behind Clint Eastwood
SPIKE LEE if you want to make a film with black soldiers SHUT UP and make one

2330 days ago
104.

Helen    

SPIKE LEE---BEFORE YOU START CALLING SOMEONE RACIST
YOU BETTER LOOK AT YOURSELF
ALL YOU DO IS PORTRAIT BLACK PEOPLE IN BLACK MOVIES
SO STOPBEING RACIST

2330 days ago
105.

Chris    

So is every movie ever made now subject to a determination of whether or not it meets Spike Lee's quota for the correct number of black people that are included? Spike Lee is a self serving bigot and indeed he needs to shut his racist mouth and stop accusing others of being racist when that is not the case. Why do so many blacks feel they have the right to call as many white people racist as they damn well please, when they are the ones who are far more racist and intolerant? Dirty Harry needs to get his .44 back out "Go ahead, make my day!"

2330 days ago
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