Spike Lee escalated his attacks on the new Quentin Tarantino movie, Django Unchained, this weekend, tweeting "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."
The director continued the online discussion with people who tweeted back, adding such capitalized comments as "A Knicks Loss Is Meaningless Compared To 400 Years Of Slavery" and "Did Michael Jackson Have To Pull His CD Off The Shelves Because Of So Call Anti-Semitic Lyrics?"
Sarah Silverman responded to TMZ, “Doesn't it take place like during slavery? Wouldn't it be odd if they didn't have that horrific word in it?"
Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx as a rebellious slave, opened in 3,000 theaters on Christmas Day.