After Spike Lee announce he would personally boycott the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar winning film DJango, he angered several people including civil right activist Dick Gregory. Mr. Gregory questions Lee’s motives and decided to release a verbal assault on the outspoken filmmaker.
“That lil thug ain’t even seen the movie, he’s acting like he’s white…so it must be something personal, because when I looked at all those black entertainers, that know Spike Lee, how are you going to attack this man and don’t be attacking them,” he said. “You’re saying, ‘everybody’s a fool but me?’ [Talking about] ‘it offended my ancestors,’ but when you did ‘She’s Got To Have It’ and some of those other thug movies you did… when you took Malcolm X and put a Zoot suit on him, red hat…did that offend your ancestors, punk? It’s a game.”
“So whatever he’s mad about, it’s something that happened way, way a long time ago. Thank God it didn’t work, that movie has made up close to $400 million