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Spike Lee

RIPS 'DJANGO'

Movie Is 'Disrespectful to My Ancestors'

12/24/2012 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Spike Lee says he REFUSES to see Quentin Tarantino's new flick, "Django Unchained" when it opens tomorrow ... claiming the slavery-revenge movie is "disrespectful to my ancestors."

Lee first went off on "Django" during an interview with Vibe Magazine ... when he was asked for his thoughts on the subject matter and gave the following response:

"I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it ... All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me ... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."

He later tweeted about the movie -- "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them."

"Django" -- which stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who kills slave-owners in the Deep South -- has been drenched in controversy for weeks ... with some critics upset that the n-word is uttered more than 110 times during the movie.
 
Back in 1997,Lee told the media he had problem with Tarantino's "excessive use of the n-word" in the movie "Jackie Brown." Lee explained, "Let the record state that I never said that he cannot use that word -- I’ve used that word in many of my films -- but I think something is wrong with him."

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lil milt jr    

I agree with you Spike. Spike spoke for himself like he said, so why are you all mad with your dumb racists comments. Slavery was not a joke at all. Making a false slavery tale that will be seen for many years after we are gone will confuse the minds of our kids. Spike only makes realistic movies not fairy tales. So show some respect for our ancestors so comments like "Quentin doesn't care" doesn't exist anymore.

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Kevin    

spike lee nobody cares what you think bro

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423.

Alli    

So..a movie about the actual holocaust wasn't offensive..but this is? I can't believe that type of double standard.

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424.

Diego Sanchez    

I wonder what Spike Lee thought about Manderlay...

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Jolly Joe    

Spike Lee is one of the most racist mother****er's of my time.....I hope Jaime Foxx kicks your puny little ass !!

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Mike    

Spike lee should start his own afro-american themed KKK ... POS racist.

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Jay    

Yeah same way how the rappers are always dissing the White people in their songs, and im not white by the way

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Dave    

Spike obviously carries a deep resentment of white people. Funny though, he is a wealthy man because of the deep pocket white money he didn't have any problems taking.

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toonsies    

Spike, learn the history of your own race.

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toonsies    

History lesson, we didn't steal the African's that were brought here to be slaves. They were traded by their own people. I do no condone it at all, but at least get the history lesson down .

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Melody    

I meant to say being the first...and line 18 are not our1 lol

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slick    

spike lee is a racist and his movies compare to a high class students work

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Buck Runner     

For ALL of you angry white posters, America is a black and brown country! It's OURS you punks!!! Get the f*** out if you're so angry, go shoot up malls and schools in Norway, Demark or Findland if you want to live in a white country. Quit yer damned blubbering and simpering about the black and brown and Muslim people are scaring you. Like I said, if we scare you.....GET THE F*** OUT of OUR COUNTRY!!! ROFLMAO, punks!

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gildo9    

Oh Spike you Racist Ass , you suffered not one second from slavery, so Zip it!

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Melody    

RJ@ Africans did not sell their people to the Europeans and Portueguse amongst other nations that always had African Slaves, with Latin countries have the most slaves to date in history. That is why we have black latins in latin countries. When Europeans came to get labor or free labor. The African kings lend out the captured soliders of opposite tribes, in a war over land. It was a barrowed time and Europeans were suppose to return the servants on a time period. That did not happen. So there we have Africans transported on very country known to mankind as free labor! Black people did not sell our people to white or non black nations!..know your history!

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