Spike Lee And Clint Eastwood Throwdown
By Mack Rawden 2008-06-07 11:37:34
Oh no he didn’t. Continuing their current war of words, Spike Lee fired a rebuttal aimed squarely at big-time Hollywood player Clint Eastwood. Let’s back up, though; start all the way at the beginning.
A few weeks ago, Spike Lee chastised Clint Eastwood for not casting any black soldiers in his war epic Flags Of Our Fathers. Clint swung back, insinuating Spike Lee needed to learn his history and “shut his face.” Well, played dirty, school yard bully Harry.
Here’s Spike’s verbal harangue of a response: "First of all, the man is not my father and we're not on a plantation either. He's a great director. He makes his films, I make my films. The thing about it though, I didn't personally attack him. And a comment like 'a guy like that should shut his face' — come on Clint, come on. He sounds like an angry old man right there." True fact. I’m rarely on Spike Lee’s side about anything, especially basketball (Go Bulls!), but the acclaimed director seriously has a point.
Spike continued: “"If he wishes, I could assemble African-American men who fought at Iwo Jima and I'd like him to tell these guys that what they did was insignificant and they did not exist.” Bitch-slapped!
To read the rest of Spike’s diatribe, click on over to Perez Hilton.