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Spike Lee Calls ‘Django Unchained’ Disrespectful

The director says he has no plans to see the film and feels it's "disrespectful" to his ancestors.
Spike Lee Calls ‘Django Unchained’ Disrespectful

Although opening night tickets for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, are selling out left and right, there’s one Hollywood filmmaker who doesn’t plan to see the film. In a recent interview with VIBETV, Spike Lee had very little to say about the film, which is a love story based in the days of slavery, and insisted he hadn’t seen it and wasn’t planning on it.

“All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors,” says Lee. “That’s just me…I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.” The Red Hook Summer director is known for his outspoken opinions, and for ruffling a few feathers with his own projects.

Django stars Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington and has received mixed reviews from top critics across the country. The movie hits theaters on Christmas Day. Are you planning to go see it?