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Whoa: D!ck Gregory Calls Spike Lee a “Punk” and a “Thug” For Criticizing DJango Unchained

Spike Lee blasted D’Jango Unchained as an insult to his ancestors, saying on Twitter, “American slavery was not a Sergio Leone d**k gregory spike leespaghetti western. It was a holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them.”

In a recent radio interview, activist D!ck Gregory slammed Spike Lee, calling him a “punk” and a “thug” for his duplicity and lack of foresight. Gregory also said he can’t understand  how Django offends Lee’s  ancestors, given that Spike Lee is the same man who brought us She’s Gotta Have It, and  dressed Malcolm X in a zoot suit in the self-titled film, by Lee.

Gregory then praised D’Jango Unchained,  saying that he’d never seen a love story between a black man and a black woman that didn’t involve a lot of foul language prior to the film. Gregory says whatever Lee is mad about is something that happened a long time ago, and he’s happy Spike Lee’s attempt to ambush the movie didn’t work.

When asked about the use of the “N” word in the film, Gregory quickly notes that the film Lincoln used the N word as well, but no one had a problem with it.  Gregory then asks why it’s OK for the word to be used in white films but not black films? Gregory says we didn’t invent the word, but it’s a part of history.

Gregory also said he’d never seen a black man and a black woman ride off into the sunset in a movie, and that’s part of the beauty of DJango Unchained. 

Listen to the full interview here. 

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8 Responses to Whoa: D!ck Gregory Calls Spike Lee a “Punk” and a “Thug” For Criticizing DJango Unchained

  1. ST Reply

    January 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Spike Lee can still make the kind of slave movie he feels is befitting of the subject. Then he can sit back and have others judge it, seen or unseen. The irony here is that d**k Gregory didn’t like Spike’s movies. I’m sure Spike Lee felt his movies were upstanding and promoted black pride. Yet another prominent black thought they were garbage. Interesting. It just goes to show you, one man’s considered masterpiece is another man’s considered garbage. Spike Lee could learn a lesson from that.

  2. ST Reply

    January 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Spike Lee can still make the kind of slave movie he feels is befitting of the subject. Then he can sit back and have others judge it, seen or unseen. The irony here is that d**k Gregory didn’t like Spike’s movies. I’m sure Spike Lee felt his movies were upstanding and promoted black pride. Yet another prominent black thought they were garbage. Interesting. It just goes to show you, one man’s considered masterpiece is another man’s considered garbage. Spike Lee could learn a lesson from that.

  3. ST Reply

    January 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Spike Lee can still make the kind of slave movie he feels is befitting of the subject. Then he can sit back and have others judge it, seen or unseen. The irony here is that d**k Gregory didn’t like Spike’s movies. I’m sure Spike Lee felt his movies were upstanding and promoted black pride. Yet another prominent black thought they were garbage. Interesting. It just goes to show you, one man’s considered masterpiece is another man’s considered garbage. Spike Lee could learn a lesson from that.

  4. ST Reply

    January 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Spike Lee can still make the kind of slave movie he feels is befitting of the subject. Then he can sit back and have others judge it, seen or unseen. The irony here is that d**k Gregory didn’t like Spike’s movies. I’m sure Spike Lee felt his movies were upstanding and promoted black pride. Yet another prominent black thought they were garbage. Interesting. It just goes to show you, one man’s considered masterpiece is another man’s considered garbage. Spike Lee could learn a lesson from that.

  5. Thoth Reply

    January 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    My biggest issue with Spike’s comments is he didn’t even see the movie yet he has a lot of say about the movie. Sadly, people listened to Lee without seeing it themselves as well. I wonder if Lee has an issue with “The Departed” when Jack Nicholson’s character said “black people don’t have s**t because they don’t appreciate s**t.” Lee could have made his own movie about slavery, but instead he made She Hate Me.

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