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Jamie Foxx, star of Django Unchained, recently commented that director Spike Lee was out of bounds for making commentary on the movie, given the fact that the director had yet to see it.
Lee had heartily disapproved of the film even before it was released in theaters, saying, "... it's disrespectful to my ancestors, to see that film. American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them," reported Indie Wire.
However, Foxx was unimpressed by this banter, and responded as he saw was appropriate, telling the Guardian, "The question for me is: where's Spike Lee coming from? 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," Foxx said.
Among other verbals responses, Foxx has stated that the director is both "shady" and "irresponsible."
Django Unchained has been widely praised by critics and, in addition, not only broke Quentin Tarantino's box office record but also received a Golden Globe for best screenplay, reports the Huffington Post.
Despite the verbal abuse from Lee, the film is doing well for itself and has overall been taken positively among peers.
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