HIP-POP REPORT WITH OZMAN: Uncle Luke Calls Out Spike Lee Over Django Critique
Not that Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell has anything to do with Django Unchained, but he's still pretty upset at Spike Lee for blasting the film.
Campbell penned an opinion editorial for the Miami Times and lashed out at the acclaimed director's views, while praising Django-director Quentin Tarantino for his “brilliant” project.
“Screw Spike Lee,” Campbell writes. “Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is a brilliant flick that more accurately depicts the African American experience than any of the 15 movies about black culture Lee's directed in his lifetime. It's why the movie took home a Golden Globe award for best screenplay over the weekend and why it was recently nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.”
According to the one-time Miami mayoral candidate—known for his explicit music, videos, and adult films—the Brooklyn native is just jealous. “Lee needs to get over himself. He's upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood's resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can't depict African Americans.
“He complains that Tarantino uses 'n*gger"'too much (100 times) in Django Unchained, but show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right.”
Campbell closes out his overly emotional rant by concluding that Lee is mad that Samuel L. Jackson's character is a “conniving and scheming Uncle Tom,” just like him.