Lee first went off on “Django” during an interview with Vibe Magazine … when he was asked for his thoughts on the subject matter and gave the following response:
“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it … All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me … I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”
He later tweeted about the movie — “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them.” Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington speak on ….
“Django” — which stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who kills slave-owners in the Deep South — has been drenched in controversy for weeks … with some critics upset that the n-word is uttered more than 110 times during the movie.
Back in 1997,Lee told the media he had problem with Tarantino’s “excessive use of the n-word” in the movie “Jackie Brown.” Lee explained, “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.
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