Diminutive director of black-centric moviefilms, Spike Lee, debuted his latest film at Cannes. After screening the picture, Spikey set the mic stand to its lowest height and went on a viciously anti-Trump, anti-American rant:
The movie centers on the true story of a black police officer who managed to crack open a branch of the KKK, and uses footage from the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that took place last August.
“And we have a guy in the White House — I’m not gonna say his f*cking name — who defined that moment not just for Americans but the world, and that motherf*cker was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate, and that motherf*cker did not denounce the motherf*cking Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazis motherf*ckers.”
I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess Spike’s favorite word starts with an “F” and rhymes with “suck.” As in “Spike Lee’s filmography is a giant pile of suck.” Maybe he thinks excessive profanity will make him seem like less of a manlet and more “edgy.” Hint: it doesn’t.
Also, plot twist. Donald did, in fact, denounce the KKK. Here are Trump’s exact words:
Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.
So this is awkward.
Lee went on to describe why he believed that the “so-called American cradle of democracy” was a false narrative. “The United States of America was built on the genocide of native people and slavery,” Lee said. “That is the fabric of the United States of America.”
Ah, here we go again with the whole “America is a racist craphole” narrative.
I’ll readily admit America’s history is far from perfect. You know, like every other place in the history of ever. We may have given the red man and African American people of color a raw deal in the past, but we changed. The same can’t be said for other parts of the globe. In fact, one may argue the history of the world is based on one people conquering another people. But no one blinks when said conquering was done interracially. Just saying.
If Spike has such a problem with America’s past and the Donald, he’s more than free to leave. Though, I think he might quickly find those countries have a whole lot of problems themselves.
While we’re on the subject: