Veteran hip-hop artist Luther Campbell had some very harsh words to describe director Spike Lee’s criticism of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
The former 2 Live Crew front-man referred to Spike Lee as a “conniving and scheming Uncle Tom,” in an op-ed for the Miami New Times.
Spike Lee has publicly voiced his disapproval of the film and its repeated use of the n-word. Lee has not seen the movie and refuses to do so.
“Screw Spike Lee,” Campbell proclaims. “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.”
The film has won Golden Globe Awards for best supporting actor and the best screenplay. ‘Django Unchained’ has also received five Oscar nominations.
Campbell, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Miami Dade County in 2011, claims that Spike Lee does not have the ability to make movies that African-Americans can relate to.
The rapper takes his point even further to say,”Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.”
Luther Campbell isn’t the first celebrity to come down on Spike Lee for boycotting “Django Unchained.”
Comedian Donnell Rawlings referred to the “Do the Right Thing” director as irrelevant. Activist Dick Gregory chimed in, calling Lee a “punk” for criticizing the movie without having seen it.
Spike Lee has not responded to the comments made by Luther Campbell at the present time.
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