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We told y'all about the explosive sit down interview that Clint Eastwood had with the British media in which he tells Spike Lee to "shut his face" and to study history.

Well….

No surprise, Spike Lee has a response to the Dirty one and it's a doozy!

Says Lee:

"First of all, the man is not my father and we're not on a plantation either. 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. "I'm not making this up. I know history. I'm a student of history. And I know the history of Hollywood and its omission of the one million African-American men and women who contributed to World War II."

And Lee's response to Eastwood's claim of his historical ignorance — "I never said he should show one of the other guys holding up the flag as black. I said that African-Americans played a significant part in Iwo Jima," he said. "For him to insinuate that I'm rewriting history and have one of the four guys with the flag be black … no one said that. It's just that there's not one black in either film. And because I know my history, that's why I made that observation."

Lee ended the interview saying, "Even though he's trying to have a Dirty Harry flashback, I'm going to take the Obama high road and end it right here. Peace and love."

You gotta give love to get love, boo!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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  1. Lily says – reply to this


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    First???

  2. nicole says – reply to this


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    Spike is right.

  3. first says – reply to this


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    first

  4. hot ki says – reply to this


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    SPIKE NOT EVERYTHING YOU ARE IS ABOUT BEING BLACK. STOP PUTTING OUT THE IMAGE THAT WE ARE WEAK AND UNDER SIEGE SLAVERY WAS MANY,MANY YEARS AGO NOW AND THIS VICTIM COMLEX YOU R SHOWING IS NOT HELPING THE BLACK COMMUNITY AT ALL.

  5. Slick says – reply to this


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    Spike is "ALWAYS" crying like a "BITCH". If he does not get his way then he uses the race card. He is one of the problems that this country is having.

  6. CMS says – reply to this


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    peace and love

  7. Chris says – reply to this


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    The military was segregated during WW 2. If Clint was following a white regiment, there wouldn't be black people there. But I never saw the movie. Clint doesn't seem the sort who would deliberately distort history.

  8. Slick says – reply to this


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    Re: nicole
    Nicole is a tree huggers. Get with the game, girl.

  9. Amanda says – reply to this


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    Does Spike Lee put whites in his films??? Generally not. What a hypocrite. Plantation remark as so classy too…… loser.

  10. ruffma says – reply to this


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    how dare he inject Obama into this. I don't think that Eastwood needed to be such a dick but at the same time, Lee has always struck me as an angry black racist.



  11. 11

    Tell it like it is, Spike. Clint is a great movie maker, but his historical knowledge is greatly lacking. His comment shows what a rancid asshole he really is. And for you assholes who keep saying, "first," I hope you all die in a fiery plane crash.

  12. C says – reply to this


    12

    First?

  13. jojo says – reply to this


    13

    First!!!!

  14. cece says – reply to this


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    i love spike lee.

  15. betch says – reply to this


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    Oh please spike lee, shut up and go back to do lame ass hollywood movies like "Inside Man" while Eastwood still continues to make critically acclaimed movies, jealous!
    and this whole fight is stupid! It's soooo Lauren vs. Heidi, they are so not above them with this behavior

  16. silly says – reply to this


    16

    Who cares. No one can't sit through an entire Lee movie anyways so why talk about making your own version.

  17. Lisa says – reply to this


    17

    Spike Lee should have something crammed in his biased black hole(s) every time he opens his mouth.

  18. not fi says – reply to this


    18

    Spike Lee is 100% right on this one. Shame on Clint, if it wasn't racist on purpose just admit you made a mistake idiot.

  19. Cynnim says – reply to this


    19

    Booyah, on that a$$ Clint Eastwood.
    Much love Spike

  20. Susan says – reply to this


    20

    I'm not old and I think Spike Lee should shut his face.
    Spike obviously can't read: As for Flags of Our Fathers, Eastwood says, yes, there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, "but they didn't raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that.
    Thank YOU!

  21. Jessic says – reply to this


    21

    I totally agree with comment #4… Com on he is so makeing a big deal..

  22. Stepha says – reply to this


    22

    i want his big fucking black dick to tear my twelve year old vagina.

  23. liz says – reply to this


    23

    these two brillant directors should come together & make an awesome film & stop bickering like old men.

  24. CHYA says – reply to this


    24

    Spike is right. Clint didn't show any black soldiers in either movies… It's not a question about racism but of being historically accurate. That's all. I applaud Spike Lee for responding to Clint Eastwood with class.

  25. lkjasd says – reply to this


    25

    someone needs to STOP playing the race card.

  26. GOD says – reply to this


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    SHUT UP!!! If he really was going to take the high road he should of took Clint's advice and shut the FUCK up!!! Damn!!! He is such an ASSHOLE!!! He should just shut up and keep to making sub par films!!!

  27. Jen says – reply to this


    27

    Right on Spike Lee! Thank you for not stooping to Eastwood's ignorant level and keeping your composure as a black man.

  28. fools says – reply to this


    28

    What Spike is really saying is: "I don't have the intellect or common sense to admit I'm wrong so I'll just tuck my tail between my black legs." The black nazis march on….

  29. spike says – reply to this


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    he can't use obama's name like that, thinking he can get b.o's voters on this one. and you can't go on about plantations and then say 'oh but i'm dropping it, peace and love'. what the fuck? his career's going down the pan, and he can't handle it. spike can fuck off, and give up his space to a director who is worth it, regardless of race. SEESH.

  30. Dirty says – reply to this


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    And if there were darkies there, they were digging latrines and climbing up coconut trees to get dinner.

  31. MmHmm says – reply to this


    31

    Such a bitter little racist. Thank God we have someone like Spike Lee to count how many black people are in each movie. Wonder if he knows how many Hispanics or homosexuals or women or Asians or Canadians were in the movie. Oh that's right, none of those people matter in Spikes racist world.

  32. chris says – reply to this


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    Spike Lee loves to perpetuate the "black as an eternal victim thing". His livelihood depends on it. Just like Jesse Jackson, Rev. Wright, Al Sharpton, etc. If he actually helped to positively inspire black people instead of beating them down with a "we're still living in slavery" mentality he might not be able to make his films and he'd have to move out of that multi-million dollar home he's made off his films that celebrate black victimhood.

  33. Ruca says – reply to this


    33

    Dear Spike,

    Shut your mouth.

    Thanks!

  34. Picaso says – reply to this


    34

    Of course Spike is bitter!! The world caught on to the fact that he has no talent and then moved on without him!

  35. Lisa says – reply to this


    35

    Why is it that black people bitch and whine that white people should put more black people in movies yet, black people make movies with only blacks in them and that's just fine and fucking dandy?????????????

  36. Me says – reply to this


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    Re: betch – Yes, thank you for comparing the segregation between blacks and white in history to The Hills. You are a useless piece of flesh and need to turn off tv and read a fucking book.

  37. shelb says – reply to this


    37

    mad love!!!

  38. mike says – reply to this


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    Re: Amanda – obviously you have never seen spike lee movies. he has john turturro in almost all off his flicks they are really good friends, but thanx anyway for the uneducated comment



  39. 39

    Gotta side with Spike, he may be a washed up bum but Do The Right Thing was dope

  40. Tasha says – reply to this


    40

    No one critiques Spikes movies because you would have to sit through them first to do so and no one's done that since 1986.

  41. tina says – reply to this


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    i'm so sick of this whole black power thing! this is not the 1800s, the 30s, or even the 60s. I'm definetly with Clint Eastwood

  42. *wicky says – reply to this


    42

    Re: Slick – slick, you hit it on the nail. both times. **applause**

  43. Carol says – reply to this


    43

    Typical Bluegum. Attach a legend in film and you're going to get what you deserve. You are irrelevant SPIKE. Go back and film Roots 2.. and exploit the black man some more.

  44. jennif says – reply to this


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    SPIKE LEE'S AN IDIOT WHO PLAYS THE RACE CARD ALL THE TIME. HE MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT IWO JIMA BUT

    WHAT DOES A PLANTATION HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

    GET OVER IT! I'M SO SICK OF PEOPLE CRYING RACIAL FOUL, YUK

  45. Sam says – reply to this


    45

    Spike is ridiculous… "He sounds like an angry old man right there." - kinda seems like a personal attack… O, and at what point did Clint say that the African Americans who fought at Iwo Jima were insignificant… He said they weren't there at the flag raising… and they weren't.

  46. Mike says – reply to this


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    Jones is really antagonistic…On the plantation..WTF?! …a million blacks… Where the hell did he get that number?

  47. crkpyp says – reply to this


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    This just feeds into this asshole's grubby little hands because he will do anything for publicity! Remember when he sued Spike TV because that was his name? LOL! Loser!

  48. pebble says – reply to this


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    this guy, spike, has used the race card so many times, it is sick, and always when he is doing a movie. will there be any white people in his movie since it will be about a black brigade? If someone who raised the flag were black I am sure it would have been that way in the movie. But really deep down who gives a FUCK, when a poor elderly man is hit by a car and left to die by everyone around him!

  49. Amanda says – reply to this


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    I have to agree with Clint. Clint said he was making a movie about the men who raised the flag in Iwo Jima. Not about the whole battle. As a history major, I hate it when movies try to change the facts. But that's just me. Sorry for the rant, but Clint is right on this one.

  50. spike says – reply to this


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    SPIKE LEE IS THE BIGGEST, RACIST, DOUCHEBAG ON THE PLANET. SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU HYPOCRITE AND DO A MOVIE WITH AN ALL ASIAN CAST AND THEN GET BACK TO US!

  51. :( says – reply to this


    51

    the plantation comment was so not necessary.

    fuck spike lee.

  52. JT says – reply to this


    52

    Im sick of Spike Lees millionare ass (as long as he hasnt spent it all) playing the woe is me black victim card all the time! Life has been good to him and his commentary always making it a black white thing is pathetic. He cannot relate to the struggles of any race, let alone his own black ppl bc hes rich and has a lot of$.

    In other words, SHUT YOUR FACE SPIKE AND GO BACK TO THE PLANTATION AND PICK ME SOME COTTON until you change your blak-colored false glasses!

  53. Annie says – reply to this


    53

    The story is about The raising of the flag
    And the men who raised it
    There were no Black men who DID raise it
    So why put any in? It's not racism, Clint is right, People are just waiting for one slip up to pull the race card
    And in all reality,
    There was no slip.
    Spike lee is Just making a fuss over something that wasn't his business.

  54. Ton says – reply to this


    54

    What an ass

  55. jane says – reply to this


    55

    spike you sound insane and bitter; anxious to have the last word. you have to stop playing the race card all the time- Clint said absolutely nothing that was racist. Don't claim to take the "obama" road. Obama wouldn't have said anything at all- you just look immature.



  56. 56

    wait wait wait Eastwood never said that the african-americans in WWII werent there and igsignifcant. He is saying he made a movie based on the raising of the flag and he was historically accurate in doing so. If he were to throw in a black guy in there, people would know he did it just to not step on any toes. SPIKE LEE IS WRONG.

  57. Wiley says – reply to this


    57

    Lee is a racist dip shit with some talent…He may be right on this one though.

  58. Jamal says – reply to this


    58

    Spike Lee is a selfish, obnoxious racist. He wishes he could make goodmovies like Clint. Have you seen Bamboozled? He said the initial slight at Clint at Cannes promoting his movie. What a fucking hypocrite! You know he wanted to say something about African American as if he is really a fucking slave. Stop it Nigga. You are not on a plantation nor you had a tough life. You can even say Ghetto. Fucker!

  59. Misty says – reply to this


    59

    Hell yeah, Spike! Put that old senile man in his place!

  60. :( says – reply to this


    60

    "Don't claim to take the "obama" road. Obama wouldn't have said anything at all- you just look immature."

    Nah, looks like he's taking the Michelle Obama road.

  61. tamara says – reply to this


    61

    Re: Chris – are you kidding me? you need to go on IMDB and look at his collection of work before you make an ignorant ass statement like that. he has directed hundreds of things and made many many films and he uses everyone. seriously you dont know what you are talking about.

  62. Patryc says – reply to this


    62

    Well really if Sike wants to make a movie about the black contingents that fought in WW2 or any other war he can. And it will be a guarantee that no one will see it. He has become a hack while Clint has continued to grow as a director and Artist. If spike would just let go of some shit he may just excel as a film maker. Somehow i doubt his ability to do so.

  63. CrumbX says – reply to this


    63

    This is why people drag them behind trucks. "Swing Low , Sweet Chariot….."

  64. jennif says – reply to this


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    BLACK RACIST!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU DISGUST ME!!!!!!!

    AFRICAN AMERICANS LIKE YOU PERETUATE RACISM YOU DUMB IDIOT!!!!

    THAT'S WHY YOUR MOVIES DO NO RESONATE WITH PEOPLE ANYMORE, DUMB, DUMB… YOU'VE LOST TOUCH…

    DON'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OBAMA, YOU'RE A COMPLETE OPPOSITE.

  65. Kokonu says – reply to this


    65

    Actually,

    Spike is not "Crying like a Bitch" he is very correct in his assertion. Many people grab their prospectives on life from Hollywood, or at the very least reinforced the prospectives that have been taught in a one sided history lesson. It's important for people to know the many roles that were played in history, especially in American warfare. How can you expect America to be a mix of all different types of people, and then only have one type of person represent the country as a solider? This one sided prospective keeps people thinking in this mentality that African Americans haven't contributed in American history, when in reality they have given as much of their lives to this country as anyone else who's lived in it.

  66. BW says – reply to this


    66

    I'd like for us to have a movie about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, again. Maybe we can let Denzel play the role of John Hancock or even Abe Lincoln. Who cares if they are white? Black guys were around then so they deserve a part in the movie. Who cares about historic significance and historic correctness. Equal opportunity, bitches!

  67. girlic says – reply to this


    67

    SPIKE IS SUCH A HYPOCRITE! He omits parts of history too when he's making his films too so it can be more of "his" vision. For ex: in "Malcom X" when Malcom X gets shot it was an Yuri Kochiyama (Asian-American woman) who went to hold his head up not his wife. The photo was all over TIME magazine for goodness sakes. How are you going to tell that woman (Yuri K.) the she never held Malcom X's head up during his last moments when she did. So seriously…Spike needs to check himself before he blasts other people for shit he's guilty of.

  68. George says – reply to this


    68

    Where's Iwa Jima and how do I get some Black Folks to work from me down in Crawford?

  69. mik says – reply to this


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    we are in 2008, i am so sick and tired of black people such as spike lee using the racist card every time he thinks a black person is being shafted. Slavery is over years ago. we owe you nothing, you owe your selves to stop the stero types that have befallen you. i am not saying that racism does not exist, but he is doing nothing to help change, look what happened between him and whoopi. he is an angry black man who wants to blame the white people of today for everything that is wrong in the black community. look at what your people are doing to your own comunity. it starts with parenting- fatherless children are at an all time high, the drop out rate is enormous. the attitude of "we deserve" is completely wrong, you deserve what you work, what you create. you do not deserve for a terrible crime our ANCESTORS did a long time ago and lets not forget that it was your own people in africa selling black people to the white man. step up and start there…..

  70. bobit says – reply to this


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    Spike Lee has not made a significant film since 1992, a washed up not talent N1GGER.

  71. Tom says – reply to this


    71

    I'm sorry but Spike Lee is a racist against wites.

  72. Dirty says – reply to this


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    Listen, Spike. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed. So take my advice and be careful where the dog shits ya!

  73. Nig Pr says – reply to this


    73

    Comments just like Asshole Lee said is what scares me abt Oduma being president…I think most people, and I said MOST not ALL, are gonna vote for Oduma because of his color. Period. ….and this is VERY SCARY…………..!!!

  74. Michae says – reply to this


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    Spike Lee is an idiot for attacking Clint Eatswood in the first place, comment on the writers of the movies which in both movies was not Clint Eastwood. A directors job is to make life of whats written, not re-write the script. People like Spike Lee, white or black, cause more racism.

  75. noseeu says – reply to this


    75

    If my memory is correct the sands at Iwo Jima are very dark in color. Most American soldiers, including those of dark skin color, spent a lot of time trying to get lower than the sand to avoid the bullets, bombs, etc. Might have been hard to spot the brothers in this mayhem. Unless of course you were a very hunrgy crab, ’cause a lot of the bros came back with bad cases of the crabs!

  76. shomak says – reply to this


    76

    hey spike, jealous much? what a loser, and a disgrace to the black community.
    GET OVER IT LOSER.

  77. AMO says – reply to this


    77

    I've always thought that Spike Lee should shut his face. Thanks for telling him, Clint.

  78. Richar says – reply to this


    78

    Spike Lee is a racist.

  79. KuntaK says – reply to this


    79

    Lee is so politically correct … Look at JUNGLE FEVER!!!

    Fuck'n midget with the little man's complex. Definately a little pecker

  80. Devon says – reply to this


    80

    First I LOVE his Glasses. LOL
    Second, Clint DID sound like an angry old man and
    Third, his response was not a typical Spike Lee being a tool (which he can be) response. He actually made me believe he knew what he was talking about . Good Job Spike!

  81. hhaha says – reply to this


    81

    Shut your pie hole.

  82. alliso says – reply to this


    82

    spike lee came to my college this year and was an ignorant asshole.

  83. sophie says – reply to this


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    Why on earth would he say he is taking the Obama high road??? I don't get it. Obama has African-American heritage and caucasian heritage. Why is it when I see reports in the media he is seen only as African-American? Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic - is it because the African-American genes are dominant over the caucasian genes? Why are some African-American acting and partying like he is a rock star and have a need to associate their actions to those of Senator Obama's? If I shot someone hunting I wouldn't say that I took the Cheney road just because he is bald and has white hair.

  84. ZON says – reply to this


    84

    Uh yep. Spike pwned Eastwood on this. TOTALLY agree with him on this matter.

    Aside from the "old man" dig, he came correct and schooled the geezer in a gentle fashion. Almost classy response. Almost. Ha.

  85. Devon says – reply to this


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    Re: Amanda – Umm clearly you miss the point of his films! he is not telling any story but the ones HE creates (except for Malcom X) and his are primarily based on African American issues, thoughts and situations. DON'T BE A TOOL!

  86. wine a says – reply to this


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    Shut the motherfuck up Spike! get over yourself. ur such a bitch. u want blacks represented in flags of our fathers go make ur own fuckn version! jesus christ. if a movie doesnt have a black person in it then it's fuckn racist?! get over it napoleon. and the obama high road??? blow it out ur ass! he's a politician! he's got no high road.

  87. SoSad says – reply to this


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    Re: tina

    Obama 2008!

  88. bix says – reply to this


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    CRYING LITTLE TYPICAL NI993R

  89. FUKNO says – reply to this


    89

    I LIKE HE OBAMA HIGH ROAD TALK…..LOL

  90. Brian says – reply to this


    90

    Fuck spike lee, he is a fuckin bitch, fuck all the bitches who support him…so tired of these types

  91. elva says – reply to this


    91

    I can't stand it when black people play the race card. Ignorant fucker!

  92. FUKNO says – reply to this


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    Re: sophie – FOOLIPEE…TAKING A HIGH ROAD MEANS HE IS NOT GOIN TO RESPOND ANYMORE..LIKE WAT OBAMA DID WITH HILARY……

  93. Ron is says – reply to this


    93

    That ole Clint - he's a typical white person, huh Spike?

  94. go CE says – reply to this


    94

    OMG - - Spike is the one that sounds like an angry old man!
    Mr. Eastwood never said that the black soldiers were insignificant. He made a movie about the specific soldiers who raised the flag at IWO JIMA! Clint has been around longer and knows more about HISTORY…World History…which includes, whites, blacks, hispanics, asian, etc…C'mon Spike, C'mon, do you get it. If you want to make a movie about those soldiers on Iwo Jima go for it. Clint made the movie BASED ON A BOOK…
    shut up and go make a b-movie!

  95. sillym says – reply to this


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    The Obama high road? The Obama high road is Obama pretending to be a nice guy while he sends out his goons and friends and the media to do the dirty work for him. That's the Obama high road. I'm so tired of Obama!

  96. panthe says – reply to this


    96

    Shut the hell up Spike. You give us other blacks a bad name. Once again, an asshole brother who insists on drawing attention to some kind of delusional discrimination. Blacks like this shoot their mouths off about how they want to be treated equal, and skin color doesn't matter, etc. But they will gladly draw attention to the differences when it suits them. Your white! I'm black and you had no black people in your film! Waaaaaaa. Clint Eastwood can do whatever the hell he wants in his own movie. Maby he didn't have any blacks because he didn't want any. That's his business. We don't need blacks like you, Spike, or Jessie and Al Sharpton. Just leave us the hell alone. We have our own strenght and are just as good as anyone else, and don't our racial differences exploited by assholes like you.

  97. Morgan says – reply to this


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    spike lee is a bitch.

  98. uradrk says – reply to this


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    [#11 MsWinoPowdersHerNose[/re]

    Follow Lee … you're weak and ignorant. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS was a book. Eastwood didn't re-write history to paint an all white picture. And you obviously haven't seen the movie or you would know that there weren't only whites that raised the flag - - UH-DUH!

  99. Julia says – reply to this


    99

    Clint is an old right wing asshole. He should realize that it is time for him to die! Rock on Spike!

  100. kkk ki says – reply to this


    100

    white people are ingnorant…enough said!

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