Spike Lee can add "Chappelle's Show" star Donnell Rawlings to his list of detractors over his statements about "Django Unchained."
If you can even believe it, Quentin Tarantino made a movie that includes the N-word, and Lee is mad about it. No, this isn't 1998. But Lee has been a vocal critic of Tarantino's use of the epithet going back to "Pulp Fiction," and although he tried to sidestep controversy by first saying he would not comment on "Django Unchained," he later changed his mind and tweeted that the movie is disrespectful to his ancestors and that he would not see it.
This struck the wrong chord for many, including Sarah Silverman, who defended Tarantino's use of the word in the slavery revenge movie set in the pre-Civil War South.
TMZ, who talked to Silverman, also apparently stopped comedian Rawlings at a gas station to ask him his opinion. And Rawlings did not hide that he felt that Lee is in no position to criticize QT.
"You don't like nobody's movies!" Rawlings said.
He joked, "I don't know if people know who you are. No disrespect, Spike, but I asked a guy if he knew Spike Lee, and he said, "That's the little guy who plays for the New York Knicks."
Check out the full video from TMZ above.