The king of booty poppin’, Luther Campbell, is poppin’ off on Spike Lee, taking issue with the director’s harsh critique of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” Lee, who has publicly criticized Tarantino’s use of the n-word and the potrayal of slavery in “Django,” is now himself on the receiving end of some fightin’ words in Luke’s latest column for the Miami New Times.
“Screw Spike Lee,” Uncle Luke writes in his online column “Luke’s Gospel”. “Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ is a brilliant flick that more accurately depicts the African-American experience than any of the 15 movies about black culture Lee’s directed in his lifetime.”
Wow! He continues in his tirade by writing, “Lee needs to get over himself. He’s upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood’s resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can’t depict African Americans.”
Now while that may seem harsh, it’s nothing compared to how Luke finished his comments. “Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.”
In December, Lee called “Django Unchained” “disrespectful to my ancestors” and tweeted that he was “honoring” the memory of those who came before him by protesting the film. Since then, a number of celebrities have denounced Lee and his Lee’s stance. Comedian and ‘Chappelle Show’ vet Donnell Rawlings called the famed director irrelevant and activist Dick Gregory went so far as to describe Lee as a “thug” and a punk.”
TELL US: What do you think of Uncle Luke’s column? Does he have a point or is he just hating on Spike Lee?