Spike Lee boycotts Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’: ‘Slavery was not a spaghetti western!’ 'Do the Right Thing' director had slammed his fellow Hollywood heavyweight in the past about use of n-word in movies
Lee, 55, even tangled with another Twitter user who took issue with his Holocaust comparison.
"The goal of the holocaust was death and destruction; the goal of American slavery was tobacco, indigo, rice, and cotton," a post from a user called Rogue Academic read.
"Like Slaves Didn't Die? What Kind Of Academic Are You? And George Washington Didn't Own Slaves Too?" Lee responded.
Tarantino, 49, has been the subject of Lee's ire before.
Lee criticized the "Pulp Fiction" director for his liberal use of the n-word in his third feature film, "Jackie Brown," a 1997 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and paying homage to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s.
"I'm not against the word. And some people speak that way. But Quentin is infatuated with that word," Lee said of Tarantino in an interview with Variety.
"What does he want to be made, an honorary black man?" the "Do The Right Thing" director asked. "I want Quentin to know that all African-Americans do not think that word is trendy or slick."