Spike Lee: Filmmaker Slams “Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Filmmaker Spike Lee has never been one to mince words.
During an appearance on Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos,” the “Do the Right Thing” and “School Daze” director slammed the hit Bravo reality series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
While discussing race matters, Lee addressed the “misguided, young black minds” and then asked audience members to raise their hands if they watch “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
After some hesitation—and Lee pretending to leave—some attendees began to acknowledge that they do watch the long-running reality show.
“That’s bringing about the destruction of the modern world,” Lee said of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
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Lee and Ramos went on to discuss the recent killings of Eric Gardner and Mike Brown; social media; and the growth of political opposition due communicating via the internet.
While addressing his own children, Satchel, 20, and Jackson, 17; Lee said despite them growing up differently then he did, they still must remember they’re black in America.
“I don’t care who you are; if you’re African-American in this country, you know what the deal is. The deal is that you’re black. The people that get in trouble and the people that forget they’re black. You can’t just think that I’m so successful that I’ve reached another realm. That I’m in the so-called [post-racial America]… that is bulls—t. Because now we have a black president, race no longer matters,” he concluded.
VIDEO: You can watch a clip of Spike Lee on “America with Jorge Ramos” below.
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