“That lil thug ain’t even seen the movie, he’s acting like he’s
white…so it must be something personal, because when I looked at all
those black entertainers, that know Spike Lee, how are you going to
attack this man and don’t be attacking them,” he said. “You’re saying,
‘everybody’s a fool but me?’ [Talking about] ‘it offended my
ancestors,’ but when you did ‘She’s Got To Have It’ and some of those
other thug movies you did… when you took Malcolm X and put a Zoot suit
on him, red hat…did that offend your ancestors, punk? It’s a game.”
“So whatever he’s mad about, it’s something that happened way, way a
long time ago. Thank God it didn’t work, that movie has made up close
to $400 million.”
I've mentioned here and around the Inter-webs that I found the
"Malcolm X" movie to be lacking in some areas, especially a scene
where Malcolm X and a friend are dressed "to the nines" in Zoot
suits, playing cops and robbers -- AS GROWN MEN -- and
rolling in the grass in said Zoot suits! What man in his right mind is
going to do that? And then there is Spike's HORRIBLE"Girl 6"
which I think he needs to apologize to the world for writing and
directing and releasing!
Dick Gregory has his moments of being way out there, but on this one,
he's on point! And I have no intention of seeing the movie, just
because I don't want to disturb my spirit by seeing the movie.