Jamie Foxx and Spike Lee are two of the better actors and directors in Hollywood, respectively. But the two are having a healthy debate now in the wake of “Django Unchained” becoming Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing movie of all-time.
Last month, Spike Lee called out “Django” for being a movie that he deemed disrespectful to his ancestors. Spike also criticized the movie, despite declaring the he actually had no plans to see it.
Well, in a new interview with The Guardian, Jamie Foxx is striking back against Spike Lee.
"The questions for me is (sic): Where is Spike Lee coming from?... I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he takes shots at his colleagues without looking at the work.”
Jamie then called Spike’s attacks of “Django” very “disrespectful.”
Foxx said that Lee needs to judge movies and people’s performances on their own merit, rather than be closed-minded and make uninformed opinions.
"You got to look at the individual cases. When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?', he's got no affinity for it... But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't (sic) hot 'cos he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherf*****, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, 'cos damn straight he can."
You can read the entire Jamie Foxx Spike Lee story here, as well as read about Foxx discussing her career and family.
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