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Friday, June 6, 2008

Clint Eastwood tells a racist clown to "shut his face"

Racist film director Spike Lee tried to make a racial attack against actor/director Clint Eastwood for not rewriting history to include black actors in his films, specifically his films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. Rather than meekly promising to do better in the future as most do when accosted by race pimps like Lee or Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, Eastwood responded strongly.
"The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go: 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate." Referring to Lee, he added: "A guy like him should shut his face."
Eastwood went on to further make his point thusly:
Eastwood's next project, The Human Factor, will be about Nelson Mandela's attempts to foster national unity in post-apartheid South Africa. Asked if he would remain historically accurate with depictions of the former president, he said: "I'm not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy."
Lee would do better going after corporations, like Coke, that have lawyers to advise them to pay off complainants rather than stand up for themselves.

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Blogger Ben said...

Good for Eastwood.

June 8, 2008 at 10:45 AM


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