Spike Lee Slams Django Unchained: "Slavery Was Not a Spaghetti Western"

He Got Game filmmaker says Quentin Tarantino's movie is insulting to African Americans

By Brandi Fowler Dec 24, 2012 9:56 PMTags
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Don't expect Spike Lee to be in the audience when Django Unchained hits theaters on Christmas Day. 

The She's Gotta Have It filmmaker is not going to see it, and took time out to bash the flick on Twitter, after slamming it in an interview with Vibe Magazine

"I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it," Lee told the mag when asked if he planned to see the film. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors." 

But that actually wasn't all he was going to say.

Lee went on to give his take on the slavery flick's subject matter on Twitter Saturday.

"American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them," Lee wrote

This isn't the first time Lee has criticized Quentin Tarantino's body of work, however.

When Jackie Brown was released in 1997, Lee said, "I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino's excessive use of the n-word. And let the record state that I never said that he cannot use that word—I've used that word in many of my films—but I think something is wrong with him," according to the Hollywood Reporter

So much for the Christmas spirit.