2 Live Crew veteran Luther Campbell has come out swinging against Spike Lee, taking issue with the director’s harsh critique of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” Lee, who has publicly taken issue with Tarantino’s repeated use of the n-word in “Django’s” script, is on the receiving end of some pretty harsh epithets in Campbell’s new op-ed for the new Miami New Times.
“Screw Spike Lee,” Campbell begins. “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.”
That may seem rough, but it’s nothing compared to how Campbell closed his blog: “Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.”
In December, Lee called “Django Unchained” “disrespectful to my ancestors” and tweeted that he was “honoring” the memory of those who came before him by protesting the film.
Since then, a number of celebrities have derided Lee’s stance. Comedian Donnell Rawlings called the famed director irrelevant and activist Dick Gregory went so far as to describe Lee as a “thug” and a punk.”
Meanwhile, Tarantino picked up a Golden Globe award for Best Screenplay at Sunday’s ceremony, where he went on to say the n-word himself.