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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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Jay W.     

Spike... Quentin doesn't care.

486 days ago
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mya89    

First

486 days ago
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stu    

Spike.. it's xmas. Keep your racist thoughts to yourself.

486 days ago
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Mav    

I think Spike Lee is more upset that he didn't make the movie first.

486 days ago
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zlul    

I wonder if spike knows his African brothers are still enslaving their own back in his "ancestors home"

486 days ago
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Dab710    

Spike is just mad that he didn't get a whiter Rolls Royce than his gal pal Russell Simmons

486 days ago
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SMASHED    

GET OVER IT Spike. You are always b i t c h i n g about something. You are so annoying.

486 days ago
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SeanR64    

Spike, your ancestors were SOLD by other Africans. They weren't stolen. Africans and the slave traders were partners. Hell, it's still going on today Spike! But you don't know about that do you Spike?

486 days ago
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SYLVI212    

Good God, Spike! If this is the only way you can currently get yourself in the spotlight, please---hang up your director's hat. You are one of the most racist people I have ever seen.

486 days ago
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Rachel    

Stolen? Nah, more like your ancestors were SOLD by your own people. Every race has been a slave at some point, get over it. Unless you or you parents or grandparents were a slave, I don't want to hear it.

486 days ago
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rnkat    

How about not commenting on something AT ALL if you haven't seen it? Otherwise, you just sound like just another uninformed a-hole.

486 days ago
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fk    

Spike Lee should mind his own business. When was the last time he made a successful movie?

486 days ago
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Mihalick    

How do you think us crackers felt when Jamine Foxxxxxxx said "I get to kill all the white people. It's great!"?

486 days ago
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Rachel    

Stolen? Nah, more like his ancestors were sold by their own people.
Find something else to b!tch about. face it, you are a has been.

486 days ago
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Bryan    

Don't know what Spikes deal is.. He's just as racist. -_-

486 days ago
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