Entertainment Spike Lee getting heat for "Chiraq" title...

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  1. PI Nate

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    "Director Spike Lee was accused Friday of “stigmatizing” Chicago and “insulting” its residents by choosing the name “Chiraq” for his upcoming Chicago-based movie on violence and education."

    “It’s very offensive and, hopefully, he rethinks his position. He definitely needs to change the name. That’s an insult to the city of Chicago. I don’t care what he changes it to, but not that one,” said Far South Side Ald. Anthony Beale (9th)

    “People are stigmatizing Chicago unnecessarily. We have a lot of good communities. Yes, we have challenged areas and we’re attacking those challenging areas. But we don’t need anybody coming in trying to highlight the problems we’re having. To stigmatize our city as Chiraq is an insult to me and, I’m sure, to the rest of the residents of Chicago.”


    When asked, "What about the First Amendment?

    “Freedom of expression still does not mean you can insult the people of this city,” Beale said.




    Nice way to avoid the root problems this city in general and those areas in particular need addressed...:facepalm:




    http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago...spike-lee-accused-stigmatizing-chicago-chiraq
     
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    NYC is headed back to Chiraq without stop and frisk.
     
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    Nobody said anything at the time when he made movies titled Crooklyn and Jungle Fever. It's interesting that Spike is taking heat now for being offensive when he's skated on that thin ice for so long.
     
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    This is offensive but it's slightly less offensive than the film's original title "Chicongo"
     
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    Or just call it Nigago
     
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    I always thought Spike Lee was a racist, talentless hack. To this very day I haven't been proven wrong.
     
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    Spike was interesting for a minute after "Do The Right Thing"... he's been flailing ever since.
     
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    Chiran. Away from the cops because I had drugs on me and got shot.
     
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    Why does anyone care? It's Spike Lee. Who's going to see it? :dontknow:
     
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    Another shitty spike lee movie, I can't wait.
    Has he done anything good since the Jordan commercials? The most over rated dude in Hollywood and it is t even close. If he was white he would of been washed up 20 years ago based off his box office ticket sales and that's a fact
     
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    if ppl are complaining and talking about it, than the title served its purpose
     
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    Never been a fan of Spike Lee. I always hated how he was incorporated in NBA games just because he bought floor tickets. Reggie Miller and Jordan always made him look like a tool though after they would rip the heart out of the Knicks. Thinking about Spike Lee always reminds me of the Artie Roast. Nick DiPaolo when referencing Yucko said, "If I want to hear what a racist clown has to say I will rent a Spike Lee movie." I love this line.
     
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    I thought it was about that vodka that puff daddy likes at first glance.
     
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    That is beatiful. I have always used "Chimpcago" but that might be better. We should do a poll on which when is better
     
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    How about Chicagros? :dontknow:
     
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    He had to crowd-fund his last movie.

    I bet most of you didn't even realize he released a new film two months ago.

    He used to be great (25TH HOUR was the last masterpiece). Now he's the worst. Desperate too. Ug.

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    Why not call it Chigaboo?
     
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