The Spike Lee – Quentin Tarantino war rages on.
Spike Lee, who has long had issues with fellow director Quentin Tarantino, will not be seeing Django Unchained.
“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it,” he told Vibe Magazine, when asked about Django. “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.”
“American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.”
Lee has long been a critic of Tarantino, whose films often deal with race in controversial ways. Back in 1997, Lee said, “I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino’s excessive use of the n-word. And 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.”
Django Unchained has over 100 uses of the “n-word” and plenty of graphic scenes involving slavery.