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Spike Lee Boycotts Quentin Tarantino's Film ‘Django Unchained’

| by Michael Allen

Director Spike Lee says he's boycotting director Quentin Tarantino's new slavery revenge film 'Django Unchained,' reports the NY Daily News.

Lee recently wrote on his Twitter page: "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."

Lee's tweet came shortly after he told VibeTV: "I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it. I'm not seeing it."

"All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That's the only thing I'm gonna say. I can't disrespect my ancestors. I can't do it. Now, that's me. I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody but myself. I can't do it."

Lee previously criticized Tarantino for his use of the n-word in his film, 'Jackie Brown,' a tribute to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

"I'm not against the word. And some people speak that way. But Quentin is infatuated with that word," Lee said at the time.