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Jamie Foxx: Spike Lee's 'Django Unchained' criticism is 'irresponsible'


Jamie Foxx has blasted Spike Lee's "irresponsible" criticism of his acclaimed new movie "Django Unchained," insisting the director has no right to comment on a film he hasn't seen.

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The slavery-era Western, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, has sparked controversy for its repeated use of racially-charged insults and Lee recently vowed to boycott the movie as such language is "disrespectful" to his ancestors.

However, Foxx has questioned the validity of Lee's criticism, telling British newspaper The Guardian, "The questions for me is (sic): Where is Spike Lee coming from? ... I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he takes shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."

The actor goes on to defend the movie's director, Quentin Tarantino, and insist the entertainment industry has always pushed the boundaries when dealing with the sensitive issue of race. "You got to look at the individual cases," he said. "When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?', he's got no affinity for it ... But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't (sic) hot 'cos he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherf-----, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, 'cos damn straight he can."

Jan 18, 2013 7:36AM

Spike Lee is insulted about all the racially-charged insults in Quentin Tarantino's film... Does anyone else find that ironic given Spike's film "Do the Right Thing?"


Jan 18, 2013 7:44AM
Spike Lee always seemed like a racist to me. I have zero respect for him.
Jan 18, 2013 7:54AM
Jan 18, 2013 7:42AM
Spike doesn't want his ancestors "disrespected"?  Should they have called slaves in the movie african americans to make that little martian spike lee happy?  How realistic would that be?  This is not the first nor last time spike will criticize Tarantino.
Jan 18, 2013 7:38AM

Spike Lee is a Black supremacist

and a newYorker.


He is an ignorant when it comes to history.

specially the USA history.

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