Attention hipsters who have flocked to Brooklyn like fruit flies to week-old pineapple:
Spike Lee is NOT a fan.
During a speaking engagement at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute last Tuesday, the proud New Yorker and legendary director was asked about how he feels gentrification has affected his old neighborhood.
Well, he was very nearly asked it, anyway. Before the question could even be uttered in its entirety, Spike had broken into a seven minute rant on gentrification, Brooklyn, race relations, and, yes, hipsters.
At one point the Crooklyn director blamed hipsters for driving up housing prices in certain neighborhoods, implying that it was essentially impossible for more legitimate residents to even live in these suddenly expensive places anymore.