In an interview with the Guardian, Jamie Foxx called Spike Lee shady and irresponsible for his remarks about "Django Unchained."

Jamie Foxx on Spike Lee: ‘…He Gets a Little Shady’

In an interview with the Guardian, Jamie Foxx called Spike Lee shady and irresponsible for his remarks about "Django Unchained."

There is a strong possibility that Spike Lee has lost some credibility behind his recent remarks about Quentin Tarantino’s highly successful film “Django Unchained.”

When asked how he feels about the film, Lee told VibeTV: “I cant speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it… All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me… I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.” His response cames weeks after Jamie Foxx revealed that when he discussed the film with Spike Lee, the owner of 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks film production company, Lee told the actor: “I’m not going to say anything bad about this film. It looks like y’all are getting it.”  

During an interview with the Guardian, Foxx responded to Lee’s criticism saying: “The question for me is: Where’s Spike Lee coming from?” he said. “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he’s a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he’s taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that’s irresponsible.”

Many believe Lee’s criticism stems from his ongoing “beef” with “Django Unchained” creator Quentin Tarantino since 1997. “I will say it again and again,” Lee said during an interview after the release of “Jackie Brown,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino’s excessive use of the n-word. And let the record show that I never said that he can not use that word — I’ve used that word in many of my films — but I think something is wrong with him.

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