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Spike's Trayvon Retweet

Sparks Racial Attacks

3/28/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Spike Lee is taking major heat for jumping into the Trayvon Martin controversy by retweeting the wrong George Zimmerman's home address. Great way to start a lynch mob, right? Now, Spike's screw up is sparking an Internet race war ... and tension in the TMZ newsroom.

Plus, MTV star Rob Dyrdek calls in to explain why being rich already won't stop him from dropping $2k on the next Mega Millions drawing! Also, Rihanna gets slammed by Clay Aiken -- and everyone thinks he's right. Yeah, it's weird ... take a look.
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(0:30) Rob Dyrdek is on the horn -- he's ready to drop stacks on lottery tickets ... and has big plans for the cash if he wins.
(5:15) Jennifer Lopez's boy toy Casper is acting like her kids' daddy ... will this hurt them in the end?
(9:16) Bobby Brown -- charged with DUI ... further backing the claims made by Whitney's family that he's no good.
(11:40) Carson Daly's insensitive remarks about gays and the JetBlue incident ignites a nasty newsroom argument.
(22:01) Wait ... are people really siding with Clay Aiken over Rihanna?
(26:31) Spike Lee incites a lynch mod over the Trayvon Martin incident ... thanks to an idiotic Tweet.
(33:01) Not everything goes Justin Bieber's way ... he's having trouble buying a new multi-million dollar mansion.
(37:01) Christie Brinkley's divorce just got nastier ... if that's even possible.
(40:01) We take your calls.

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46.

karen schockl    

TMZ HERES A CLUE IN TRAYVON THAT PLACE HAS CAMERAS CHECK CAMERAS,

948 days ago
47.

omegabeta    

Harvey, stop talking like Canada is struggling worse than the US. Our dollar is stronger than yours....and when everything went down in the US in 2008...our economy came out better than the US.

948 days ago
48.

William    

I don't recall Spike Lee putting O.J.Simpson's address out there, after O.J. got away with murdering two people.

948 days ago
49.

William    

Skipe Lee should be arrested for inciting violence. Where is Rev. Jesse and Rev. Al?

948 days ago
50.

El Gato    

George Zimmerman's new address will be:

Florida Department of Corrections
C/O Warden
7819 N.W. 228th Street
Raiford, Florida 32026-1000

948 days ago
51.

Pam    

It seems Spike Lee's full-time job these days is to try to divide people. I bet he's best friends with Al Sharpton. That woman Racquel is scary. She doesn't even think that what she said was wrong! Just look at her face when her colleagues are trying to explain it to her.

948 days ago
52.

Throwback kid    

I think Raquel should be dismissed and find another place to work. Seems unable or unwilling to listen to reason

948 days ago
53.

JaysKat    

Rochelle/Raquelle sounds like a racist idiot! She knows NOTHING about this tragedy except that a BLACK Trayvon was shot!! She's honestly worse than Spike Lee!! Harvey needs to hire smarter, less-racist people...

948 days ago
54.

Throwback kid    

When OJ Simpson killed two white people where was the out***e from black America? They didn't seem to have a problem with it? Don't remember Sharpton and Jackson speaking out against it? Black celebs would not even comment on it.

948 days ago
55.

Robert Karl    

Spike Lee has proven that STUPID comes in all colors! Trayvon Martin was a thug with a criminal record, gold grill and gang tatoos. Black outrage? Sounds like RACISM to me, when seven times more BLACKS KILL WHITES THAN WHITES KILL BLACKS, EXACTLY OPPOSITE THE RACIAL PROPORTIONS IN THE POPULATION.

948 days ago
56.

Lynn    

1. I believe Clay was answering a question put to him on a tv show. Granted he could have pled the 5th or whatever the name of the show is but he chose to answer. IMO he could have just as easily named several other singers that are very popular right now. 2. OMG! I can't believe anyone could take up for Lee tweeting those old peoples address! They are very old and have been terrified to be in their own home. What if the stress of all this makes them sick or worse? Who's hands would it be on? They did not deserve to have this happen to them. Has Lee even apologized? He very well should and soon.

948 days ago
57.

dede    

Harvey!!!!!

YOUR AN AHOLE!!! FOR THE COMMENT "ON A HORSE" ABOUT LOLO CROSSING INTO CANADA. THINK BACK YOUR PRIDE OF USASS A GUY BY THE NAME OF BUSH ALSO HAD TO GET AN Ok TO CROSS IN CANADA. ALL CANADIAN'S SHOULD TURN OFF TMZ FOR THAT AHOLE COMMENT. I SEEN YOUR FACE WHEN YOUR SAID IT AND IT WAS SAID WITH MALICE. I'AM CANADIAN WITH PRIDE WHO DOES NOT PUT UP WITH YOUR SOUTHERN ****. I ALSO LIVE IN AMERICA

948 days ago
58.

Grant    

Harvey, listen to Clay Aiken's new album "Steadfast" that just came out. You will be swooning like me.

948 days ago
59.

gibby    

rob is a d-bag......dc shoes suck!!!!!!!!!

948 days ago
60.

gimmeshelter    

Raquel needs to be fired, plain and simple. What she did was worse than what that lifelong twit, Spike Lee, did--she went full on militant and, was actually so fired up militant while admitting she wanted to 'do whatever it takes' with regards to implying ppl should try to kill Zimmerman. The look in her eyes was downright scary, and this wasn't the fist time that ignorant girl has said racial/bias statements. Harvey, how have you allowed this chick to stay on and collecting a salary from your offices when she is clearly and blatantly biased most of the time. She can't even hold back on most of what she says and, quite honestly, she speaks so ghetto, I'm surprised she's allowed a job where basic grammar should be a requirement. Raquel has shown her true colors for so long now and, I've always tried to let go of most of her ignorant statements. However, after the mess she spewed out today, I'm done w/TMZ Live. I was such a huge fan, too. Such a shame.

948 days ago
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