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Spike Lee Responds to Chi-Raq Criticism

Spike Lee's latest movie called Chi-Raq​, starring Nick Cannon and Jennifer Hudson, released to theaters December 4th. Immediately after the first trailer for the film it sparked  heavy criticism due to the film's method of addressing the topic of Chicago's growing epidemic of violence. 

However, as evidenced by his recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, Spike passionately disagrees with the unfounded assessment that Chi-Raq somehow "makes light" of all the lives lost to such violence on the city's south side and all across the nation.
"For those haters who have not seen the film, who felt that we were making fun of the murder on the streets of Chicago, let me ask everybody a question," Spike proposed during the must-watch interview. "Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew were murdered in Chicago. Why would Jennifer Hudson be in a film that ridiculed her murdered mother, brother, and nephew? Why would she be a part of that?"

Adding that those "talking shit" don't know "what the fuck they're talking about," Spike likens the apparent controversy surrounding Chi-Raq to a "misdirection play" in football. 

"Let's focus on what the movie's about," the iconic director insisted. "Gun violence is effecting every single American in this country. This film is about saving lives." (source)

Check out the Sway Interview below...

ForeverMeah says... I haven't seen the movie yet.

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