Spike Lee has fired back* at Clint Eastwood, who had told him to "shut his face".
"First of all, the man is not my father and we’re not on a plantation either," he told ABCNEWS.com.
See, Spike knows the best way to cure racism is to respond to anything a white says with, "We ain’t on the plantation, motha***!" To which a white should naturally respond, "Oh yeah? Well we ain’t on the mothaf***in’ Amistad either, bitch!" Nothing says ‘let the healing begin’ like bringing up slavery.
"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." Lee has a proposal for Eastwood: "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," he said. [ABC]
Which brings us to part II of A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Healing the Race Divide: Incorrectly attributing inflammatory statements to your opponent. It’s way easier to make someone’s argument look bad when you make it for him! Please, Spike, tell us more!
*Not literally, of course! He just issued a harshly-worded statement. But when black guys do that, we in the media believe it’s good journalism to use a gun metaphor.
"I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street." [Source]
I bet! Scrawny midgets give me the creeps! I can’t imagine how scared I’d be if I was a big black guy! Goodness, I feel better already. I think I’ll go buy an African shirt and not turn my car stereo down next time I drive through the black neighborhood. Hooray for tolerance!
-Thanks to Bex and Robo for the tips
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