Spike Blasts Dirty Harry

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We can always count on Spike to keep it real:

“Spike Lee has launched a bitter attack on fellow filmmaker Clint Eastwood for failing to include black soldiers in his films about the Battle of Iwo Jima.

The Malcolm X director insists African-American soldiers should have been included in Eastwood’s Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima since hundreds took part in the 1945 battle for the Japanese island.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Lee said, ‘There were many African-Americans who survived that war and who were upset at Clint for not having one (in the films). That was his version: the negro soldier did not exist. I have a different version.'”

Kudos to Spike for calling out Clint on that wack ish. SMH.

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  • Q-Dub

    Booo!

  • annoying us

    2ND!!!

    ANOTHER RACIAL ISSUE

    ONE BLACK PERSON NOT IN A MOVIE

    ITS A PROTEST

    O SPIKE GET OVER IT

  • MS Netta Boo

    lol

  • jj

    wait till obama is president! if the office hoe dont give me none i’m crying racism!!

  • Valenne

    @ annoying us!

    Why would he get over it?!

    This is a film about a part of your history and you are happy to be “forgotten”!

    wow! Should i remind you that in 1945 , black were not even considered as citizen yet but white people were happy to put our people on the front row and you want to get over it?? African people participate to the second war too for the sake of France! and we have to fight to get the recognition of France years after that! It was not our war in first place!

  • Valenne

    They only know us when they need us!!

  • CJ

    Cause knowbody wants to see black ignorant soldiers askin for fried chicken in the heat of battle.

    Sincerely,

    Don Imus

  • commenter

    this is also a pr setup for his upcoming movie Miracle at St. Anna

  • bootlegger

    LMAO @CJ!

  • Southern Belle 225

    Good for calling him out Spike. But that was a long dry ass movie anyways so I’m sure not alot of blacks saw it. Who cares about Clint Eastwood’s vision of a war he wasn’t even in (or was he? he is kind of old…”snickering”!!).

  • Aoki Lee

    Spike is absolutely right! Clint is not the only one to diss black folks…Woody Allen makes movies in & about NYC living & never ever never had any black folks in his movies too!

    But as soon as Spike, John Singleton ect produce & direct their own movies they always gotta include the white or latina in somewhere so I aint really riding with Spike on this either!

    What we need are some black female writer producers to show these fools what’s really up!

  • kigali

    Good ol’ Spike.

  • IN GHETTO NEWS...

    CJ STANDS FOR CRACKMETH JACKASS…EXCUSE THIS FOOL THAT WAS BORN OF A SWINEPIG…THE MF KNOWS HE WILL SELL HIS ASS FOR A BUCKET OF CHICKEN………………………………………………ASSWIPE

  • Valenne

    I think spike lee is trying to be fair! When you presents historic facts, i think it is really essential to be objective and not giving your version! At the end of the day, it would still be your version but at least, you will have evidences to prove that your right! i am not mad at him for including white , italian and latinos in his movies because that is what we see everyday!

  • Valenne

    present*

  • glok9n

    FUK SPIKE LEE, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME HE MADE A MOVIE WITH BLKS? LIL HYPOCRITE ASS NIGGR?

  • jah jah

    …and thats why i love spike!

  • Tiger

    @Southern Belle

    Clint served in the Us Army during the Korean war in The states. Being born in May 31,1930; he’s too young to have served in WW2. Happy Birthday next week Clint!

  • nica

    The comment would have meant more if he had said it back in 2006 when both films came out. Why now?

  • nica

    Plus, I wonder if it is/was a real issue to other black people. Did many black people know this fact? How many cared? How many watched both movies either at the theater or on DVD?

  • WHY

    spike lee is just mouthing off he makes very good movies clint e makes his own movies too if you don’t like clint e don’t pay to see him$$$stop the bickering make your own movies and tell the truth

  • truth

    There were a whole host of ethnicities who fought. Black, Latinos, American Indians…the list goes on and on. Were they all represented as well? Do African-Americans seriously think the world revolves around how they are portrayed?

    Instead of being divisive and worrying about why blacks weren’t involved, why not be inclusive and worry about the lack of minorities as a whole and why they aren’t featured enough?

  • CJ

    Dag Ghetto Newz why you gotta carry me like that. My bad if my comment offended you! It really not that serious though

  • Valenne

    i don’t think we should care about the other ethnicities! jewish don’t care about the other people and take care of their own and they legitimitate that by their history! OBAM would have to because he is going to be president of a nation! But as a community, we have lots of things going on and we are kinda low compared to the others and they sure don’t include us!

  • I'm Just Me

    WTF is clint eastwood thinking with his old ugly @$$? He needs to sit his ho @$$ down. Blacks fought in every war this country has fought since its existence.

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