Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained was seriously blasted by Spike Lee for being disrespectful. He plans to boycott the film, calling it 'insulting.'
According to a report from Hollywood Life, this isn't the first time Spike Lee has blasted Tarantino's work. This time, however, he claims he'd be disrespecting his ancestors if he went to see the movie. The funny thing about all this is Spike Lee hasn't even seen the film.
Lee took to Twitter to offer up his diss.
"American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them," he wrote.
In an interview with Vibe TV, Spike Lee did his best to explain.
"I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it. I'm not seeing it," he said. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That's the only thing I'm gonna say," he explained. "I can't disrespect my ancestors. I can't do it. Now, that's me. I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody but myself. I can't do it."
Quentin Tarantino hasn't yet formally addressed Lee's comments and it's uncertain if or when he will. One thing is for certain, however. Spike Lee probably should see Django Unchained before he shoots his mouth off. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course, but seeing the film would either arm him with the fodder he needs or convince him that maybe Tarantino's intent wasn't as he perceives.
Will you be checking out this latest Quentin Tarantino flick, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Jonah Hill?
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