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Spike Lee Apologizes After MAJOR Screw Up!

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Spike Lee Apologizes For Retweeting Wrong Address

Uh oh!!!

Spike Lee is seriously putting his foot in his mouth after accidentally retweeting the WRONG home address of George Zimmerman, the man who murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The address that Spike actually retweeted belonged to an elderly couple, who had to move into a hotel room for their safety because of the threats they were receiving!!!

Lee took to his Twitter last night to make right, saying:

"I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was a Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's [sic] in Peace."

The man who originally tweeted the McClain's address over the weekend has also apologized for the error.

While we're sure Spike's initial intentions were to bring justice to the case, he should've double-checked before sending it out to over 250,000 followers!

Here's a thought…maybe you shouldn't tweet ANYONE's address OR phone number…ever!

Take this as a lesson learned! LOLz.

[Image via Dominic Chen/WENN.]

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64 comments to “Spike Lee Apologizes After MAJOR Screw Up!”

  1. 1

    So now he can walk away because he tweeted an apology? I think not. He did those people a lot of damage. He needs to undo it. He needs to ante up and put his money where his Big Mouth is. Shame on him. He was irresponsible. Even if it had been the correct address this is not the right way to do things. Shame on you, Spike Lee.

  2. 2

    Maybe he should put his money where his mouth is and pay for their hotel room, etc.

  3. 3

    I can't believe this article ended with

    "Take this as a lesson learned! LOLz."

    It's not funny at all.

  4. 4

    He hasn't been charged with murder yet… there is an actual chance that he was acting in self-defense. Yes, Zimmerman acted irresponsibly, but that doesn't mean he murdered the teen.

  5. 5

    Re: michihunt – I was thinking the same thing, except I would've added hotel bills + something extra for the major disruption in their lives.

  6. 6

    What an immature way to apologize, I don't think tweeting counts!
    Pretty ass dumb thing to do in the first place, just another celebrity that thinks he is above it all. Next!

  7. LoriC says – reply to this


    FUCK OFF, Spike! Your racist ass is disgusting. You were a shameful piece of shit before and you're a bigger pile now.

  8. 8

    racist to the core. sue the hell out of him. hes not sorry and never will be. use the liberal approach. sue him quiet. then lets see how free he is to preach hate and the mob mentality next time. take this to court all the way. make him show up at trial and asnwer for this. dont settle with this angry racist

  9. 9

    Please, PLEASE sue his ass.

  10. 10

    He is a dumb Negro!

  11. 11

    Just another racist jack ass. Spike Lee has always been a hater. Fuck that bafoon. his movies suck ass anyway.

  12. 12

    he should be sued for millions of dollars for doing something so fucking stupid…i sat near him at knicks games…he is an unmitigated asshole.

  13. 13

    O yea.. Forgot to mention that Travon got what the fuck he deserved. This is all the media's fault. And your homo ass opinions in this article prove the point. Leave politics to the rest of us, Perez. Just stick to playing with barbies and wearing high heels…or whatever the fuck you do behind closed doors…you Hollywood people love thinking that you know everything….you people are idiots.

  14. 14

    Re: GolferGirl – exactly… this is a major crime by a known racist. These poor people were harassed and terrified. What did spike want to happen. Its ok because he is a typical democratic black. He should be sued for millions. This is not an innocent mistake it is a crime.

  15. 15

    What was he thinking? Even if he had got the address correct it is a terrible thing to do. He is promoting vigilantism which is what caused this death in the first place.

  16. 16

    Bring justice to the case? By publicly giving the address of someone thats pretty much guilty in the eyes of the public? WTF did he expect was going to happen. This monkey needs to STFU. By tweeting the suspects address, he wanted people to harass, assault or possibly even kill zimmerman. Amazing how no one is calling him out on that but called Gerhaldo out for saying "he was wearing a hoodie" ..Are people that damn stupid in this nation?

  17. 17

    It always makes me laugh at how idiotic Americans are. Their mindsets generally fall under "I'm completely oblivious as to what goes on around me until I watch a viral video the I know everything there is to know" The same goes for this kid.

    A man has been tried and convicted in the eyes of the public on the basis of a perception. So sad our country hasn't evolved any further. Fact is most people jumped to conclusions when literally no evidence was revealed to the public. People are so quick to jump on a bandwagon they know nothing or little about. Much like the Kony 2012 campaign. Fact of the matter is, this guy is now considered guilty by the public without anyone having any actual facts. Hardly anything has been released to the public except a video of him being brought into the police station. When Geraldo Rivera said something there was an uproar..But a black guy can tweet the address (wrong address mind you) of the alleged killer and no one says anything? Are you morons that effing stupid? People are incorrectly making this a race issue. Where was the uproar when a WHITE guy got shot by a black guy solely for being on a basketball court eh?

  18. 18

    So, his trial already happened, Perez? He is a murderer? You know, in this country — people are innocent until found to be guilty in court. Hope someone sues the shit out of you

  19. 19

    That moron did nothing short of setting up a vigilante force by tweeting the address. If anything happened to either Zimmerman or the elderly couple, Lee should be held accountable as an accessory to the crime!

  20. 20

    Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are the biggest racists on the plant!! Lee is stuck in slavery and demanding a mob lynch..and he says white people are racist?????? I hope they sue the hell out of him for putting their lives in danger, he should also be charged with a hate crime!

  21. 21

    Re: Wenchtits

    I agree…sue the bastard. He has no right tweeting anyone's address except his own.

  22. 22

    Those poor people can probably never live in that house again. Maybe Spike should buy them a new house? Perezh has refered to Trayvon Martin as being murdered in several of his articles. He is almost as stupid as Spike Lee. Doesn't either one have publicists?

  23. 23

    Racist scumbag!!!!

  24. 24

    Murdered? Bitch please the special prosecutor hasn't even finished up with her findings. Whatever happened to the legal system and discovery of findings. You and a host of others need to remember this is a nation were one is innocent till proven guilty.

  25. 25

    I'm so happy to read all the comments below, none of which are in support of that gigantic horses ass, racist, uneducated idiot. He should be arrested for tweeting the address because doing so was a call to action to cause harm. What other motivation would there be in doing that? Let's tweet Spike's home address and see what happens.

  26. 26

    Spike Lee, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are just pure racists. They are race baiters. I can't stand any of them.

    As soon as anything happens that they can get some media coverage over, they appear. Jennifer Hudson's family was murdered, they were there, that lying house keeper who said that dignitary raped her, they were there, BTW that ended up being a LIE. How about the Duke La cross players that were accused of rape by the hooker…they were there. Once again it was a LIE. If you see a picture and you see 2 dots in the background and it looks like poo, it's not. It's just Sharpton and Jackson swooping in for some attention.

  27. 27

    What Spike Lee did was stupid but I don't see how that makes him racist. Many of the comments made here is evidence most of you are in no position to judge him because your all equally disgusting.

  28. 28

    Spike Lee is an arrogant, racist a**. Not knowing all the facts, he jumped to conclusions about this case. And I'm not sure what an apology would do. He gave out that address b/c he wanted harm to be done to Zimmerman. You know he didn't give that address out so someone would stop by and pray for the man. Just evil.

  29. 29

    Spike Lee is a pompous MORON. I hope this couple gets a good attorney and sues this arrogant JERK. One who adds 4+4 and gets 31. That's who Spike "Bully Thug" Lee is.

  30. 30

    It's a simple fact that there is way more black on black crime than white on black crime. But Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers never show up on a bad weekend in Chicago to protest black on black crime. In a way it says that black lives have more value if they are killed by a white than a black, which is wrong. All lives are important! Maybe Spike, Al, Jesse and the Black Panthers should support all blacks that are the victim of crime. Or better yet they should support all victims of crime regardless of race. But they make their living being racist and race baiting to make themselves relevant, so they couldn't do that!

  31. 31

    I can't wait to read the followup article.. that states that the elderly couple sues the hell out of this idiot! As far as Mr. Zimmerman goes, it was an honest mistake. He shouldn't be charged with any wrong doing.

  32. 32

    This is why you don't do dangerous s h i t like this! (1) you don't know how some nut will use the information, and (2) anyone at any address is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. He's inciting vigilante justice! So irresponsible!

  33. 33

    They should sue him. Just Bieber is currently being sued for tweeting a phone number, missing one number. I'm sure Spike had to be contacted by an attorney to stop this madness. What a total idiot.

  34. 34

    This is crazy!! I really hope that the justice system gets to the bottom of all of this but all of these people that are being the judge and jury for Zimmerman are just as guilty as he is. I think that if people don't settle down then another innocent person is going to get killed.

  35. 35

    He's still an ass

  36. 36

    Too little too late… Spike Lee is ignorant beyond belief and should be held responsible for his hateful behavior. Has the media even reported on what Trayvon was doing in Zimmerman's neighborhood? Back to Spike Lee… he should buy the elderly couple's house so they can move somewhere where they will feel safe again!

  37. 37

    and for the record - Spike Lee didn't even offer an apology (for days) until the couple lawyer-ed up!

  38. 38

    why the hell are they tweeting anyone's address. they seriously should be sued. on a different note, i worked in a job to where i came in contact with lots of celebrities and i can honestly say spike lee was the rudest of all.

  39. 39

    Spike Lee has always been a self-righteous little c**t. Remember when he tried tried to sue 'Spike TV' for having the same name as him.

  40. 40

    Re: lexxii
    So true! ANY…ANY person, Black or not who is advocating that Zimmerman be murdered must then accept the SAME if the crime is committed by a Black person. (OJ?) How come there was no outrage when that woman knowingly falsely accused the Duke LaCrosse players? What about the two white teenagers visiting Florida from Great Britain? The murder is Black…should we form a vigilante party on he and his family?

    Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are DISGUSTING and so is Spike Lee! This double standard just show unending hypocricy… I guess to them, no one dare…DARE harm a Black person…but it's okay if a Black person commits the crime!?

  41. 41

    I'm sorry, but so many Black people accuse everyone else of being racist, yet they are more racist. Any person who make everything about their race is in fact, a racist. Black people are racist against White people, Asians, Hispanics. They like to pretend they are the victims, but it's time to move on and stop the blame game. Sorry, but people like Spike Lee and Al Sharpton just show how racist they really are. Black people are always in a rage if the victim is Black, but if the perpetrator of the crime is Black, they defend him or her and of course, blame everyone, including the victim. I guess they have a double standard. Well, everyone is pretty tired of that.

  42. 42

    Re: Chris_Mc – I also agree…Rasist is rasist, no matter what color you are and the three stooges (lee,jackson,& sharpton) should learn to be fair to all human beings no matter what color…only then, will they ever be taken seriously. As of right now, all three are not credible and never will be unless they create equality for all!!! And they call themselves God fearing men..ha!! I still cannot believe Lee gave these innocent peoples address out trying to engage others in violence. I really hope he is procecuted.

  43. odile says – reply to this


    *cue the racist comments*

  44. 44

    Perez: Murder?
    Spike: You should be ready to have your ass handed to you.

  45. 45

    I agree..Spike needs to pay for their hotyel room and he needs to RThank God that they weren't injured because if they were he could face criminal charges.If it would have been the right address for the right Zimmerman, he ( ZIMMURDERER) could have been killed and then spike could be held liable for that…If not criminally then in civil court.
    Re: GatorGrrl – Don't bank on it…It's not looking good for the guy…the lead investigator wanted him arrested that night….

  46. @v@ says – reply to this


    No, Spike has settled with the family forced to flee their home according to the L.A. Times. He manned up. Kudos to that.

  47. 47

    Spike tweeted it last Friday and again LAST weekend. It took him 6 days to say sorry AFTER the innocent 70 yr old couple contacted an attorney. Businesses in Sanford,FL are going bankrupt because the innocent citizens of Sanford are AFRAID to go outside their homes. Al Sharpton has created a riot mentality in this little Florida town where most of the residents are elderly. The death of the 17 yr old is a horrible tragedy. Until ALL the facts are in, the media does NOT know what really happened.My 69 yr old friend who lives in a condo in Sanford, FL told me she is on her 2nd week not leaving her home. There is another march there this weekend.

  48. 48

    Re: @v@ – He "manned up" AFTER they got an attorney. It took him 6 days.

  49. 49

    Re: odile – Spike has already cued them.

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: blsdjan – For sure? Hadn't read that. Too many people are too quick to jump on stuff these days before all the facts come in, that's for sure.

  51. 51

    He is a pureblood racist…dispicable human being

  52. 52

    What people are missing in this is, what force is driving all this rush to judgement, and out of control behavior, who is stirring the pot???
    The mainstream media!!! Without them this would not be what it is!
    Example (and fact): when NBC ran the 911 call, they purposely edited out the 911 operators question "what does he look like?" so it sounds like Zimmerman is racist, 'randomly' saying "I think he's black"!
    Ask yourself, why would NBC edit that question out?

  53. 53

    I hope he is paying for their expenses and will get them security so they can go home and live their lives again. And um, whether the guy is guilty or not, not publish his address he might have other INNOCENT family members living there. This guy will get his day in court and the media is getting the issues out there. Really stupid and insensitive.

  54. 54

    He put their lives in danger. I hope they sue him to the ground.

  55. 55

    Doesn't anyone remember Rebecca Schaeffer (My Sister Sam) & how she was KILLED because information like this was made public? After her death, California made personal information more private and increased penalties if private info was made public.

    WTF was he thinking? People would just go to Mr Zimmerman's house and chat? All I can imagine is a lynch mob showing up…this is one of the most obscene uses of celebrity I have ever seen. There has been no arrest, no trial…you can't punish until someone has been tried and convicted…very irresponsible Spike.

  56. 56

    Talk about doing the WRONG thing. What a dope. He can be such a hater. & You don't resolve hate in the world with more hate. I hope he gives those people a big cash payoff for their hotel bill & announces on TV for people to leave them alone. I do like Spike but this was just a stupid, immature thing to do straight up.

  57. 57

    Re: @v@ – ur an idiot….now blame fox news..

  58. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: realroadrunner – No, journalism background.
    Half stories reported without all the facts can cause terrible repercussions…and hey, you can do better than name calling, like actually saying what you think about the issue. I have no problem with Fox, or any of them. Important to peruse them all to try to get the 360.

  59. 59

    if ur sending out someones address that is insiting vigilante attitude he should be locked up

  60. 60

    Spike Lee should be arrested for inciting violence. He is such a racist loser. I don't know how Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton can refer to themselves as Reverends with the hate they spread. If they didn't keep racism alive, they would have nothing to do. Spike Lee is not a man of honor regardless of his race. I hope that the truth of this shooting is made public soon so that justice can prevail. I'm sorry for all of the families involved.

  61. 61

    Tweeting someone's address is wrong full stop but if you're going to do it make sure you have the facts. I understand people's need for justice but if you start getting violent and taking matters into your own hands you will create backlash and do more harm than good for the cause.

  62. 62

    Pay for their motel room ?

    I would've sued the pants off that nuthin !

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