Django Unchained Sparks Brawl Between Spike Lee and Luther Campbell

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Just before the film came out, filmmaker Spike Lee said he refused to see Django Unchained. On Twitter, Lee stated, "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them,"

Now, rapper Luther Campbell, of 2 Live Crew, has slammed Lee for his take on the film, which recently earned five Oscar Nominations.

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"Screw Spike Lee," Campbell said in a column in the Miami New Times. "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...Django Unchained [is a metaphor] for the unfair racial inequality African-Americans still experience today."

What's worse, Campbell went on to refer to Lee as an "Uncle Tom," and compared him to Samuel L. Jackson's character in the film.

The film has been somewhat divisive among audiences for its questionable historical accuracy, use of the N-word, revenge mentality, and excessive violence, though Django fans and Tarantino himself have stressed that it is a genre film that presents an stylized depiction of slavery.

Do you think Spike Lee has a point? Or is Campbell correct in calling Django a "brilliant flick?" Let us know in the comments section below, and head to our Django Unchained quotes page to revisit the film.

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A different perspective relative to Django Unchained: http://thyblackman.com/2013/01...

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Spike Lee......He's always talking shit. He's un-happy just like most black men are that think all white people had something to do with slavery. Those days are long gone. Jewish people had it bad too. No one bitches about those movies. 2 words GROW UP!

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Watch the movie it's my fav. Django.... the d is silent, Is my hero.

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Spike Lee......He's always talking shit. He's un-happy just like most black men are that think all white people had something to do with slavery. Those days are long gone. Jewish people had it bad too. No one bitches about those movies. 2 words GROW UP!

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Only thing is that the points of views from each director on the topic may differ because of race so what does Spike Lee have to gain especially doing films educating and uplifting people and i likeQuentin Tarantino but some of the imagination on his filmarjbe wild to say the least and 3rdly

Wes granberg

Spike Lee needs to just watch the movie. As for Campbell, there are no metaphors or links to today. This movie is just an epic film where we can experience some pay back given by Django. watch the movie

Wes granberg

Spike Lee needs to just watch the movie. As for Campbell, there are no metaphors or links to today. This movie is just an epic film where we can experience some pay back given by Django. watch the movie

Darrell milner

To the extent of any movie or movies this DJANGO was brilliant. Take it as it is.... right or wrong: Check out this stellar flick.

Darrell milner

To the extent of any movie or movies this DJANGO was brilliant. Take it as it is.... right or wrong: Check out this stellar flick.

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Spike Lee is a noted director of such films as Malcom X and Do the Right Thing. He is a champion for African American causes, and an avid Nicks fan.
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