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  1. Cherri Anne says:

    Ha! He called her a hater. Perfection. Gotta love Spike.

  2. Jorn Martin says:

    Spike ate her ass up

  3. Angela Wright says:

    RiGHT oN!!!
    POiNT!!! X;D*

  4. Marsha L Black says:

    LOVE IT!!

  5. Mark Jarrett says:

    What point are you making when you ask a question and continue to talk? That says to me you are a HATER! Call her out Spike!

  6. Joan Coulter says:

    GO SPIKE. REMEMBER – Spike is a MOREHOUSE MAN! This little pipsqueak of a girl need to go someplace and sat down.

  7. SIT she needs to sit

  8. A little ridiculous I think, and I , love Spike

  9. DC Price says:

    Let's kick start hervto the unemployment line for major disrespect.

  10. Chico Gknowz says:

    #spike spiked they ass !!! why they gotta sneak dis on a rich wealthy smart black business man …. she is a hater cus he got more than her n he a black man

  11. Leroy Donice Calhoun Jr. says:

    She thought she was slick, with that bullshit ass biased intro…"Some say he's a pedophile, and hates America. Spike, first question how long have you been beating your wife…?" hell of a way to start an interview!!!

  12. Nicole Candy Hudson Imbriano says:

    She has been took,
    led astray
    run amok, if she thought SPIKE was NOT gonna shut her down!

  13. Gerald Jones says:

    I luv Spike and his movies, but I guess I'll be in the minority and say I thought he was a little out of hand. He should have called her out for her intro, but he let his emotions get the best of him.

  14. Joan Coulter says:

    Austin Dudley No. I meant SAT. satdown. What you should have corrected was my deliberately leaving out the s in need.

  15. Farntella Graham says:

    why is bloomberg concerned about this? this is not bloomberg's business. they do not want to finance Black movies where we tell our story and where there is no white hero.

  16. Delroy Parkins says:

    Spike will not tolerate nonsense.

  17. Reading Rainbow a once popular children's show used Kickstarter to raise money. Why is it a problem when Spike Lee does it?

  18. Yoakh Israel says:

    All of our responses to those who are critical of us have been characterized as emotional if we in any way show the extent to which we are displeased or offended.
    The responses was appropriate for the offense.

  19. Julie-Ann Jules says:

    tell her spike lol

  20. Damn! I haven't watched Bloomberg since it turned into Fox News Jr. but this is amazing television drama! I have mad respect for Spike and though he's annoys the hell out of me with his rants at times he is right. Her biased intro set up a mood to recieve him before he was allowed to speak. It was condescending and offensive, I probably wouldn't have blown up on live TV but I can't be mad at him for doing so. I doubt before the interview if she were even familiar with his bodies of work or history of crowd funding as major studios refused to sponsor films with people if color as lead characters other than dying in the first scene or playing a criminal.

  21. Mila Perez says:

    Who is this woman who has no professionalism what so ever! How dare she say its the concern of the audience!! WHAT AUDIENCE? her cocktail audience that she meets after work to get feed back on her next assignment? PHUCK THAT…SHE IS CLUELESS AS TO WHAT THE AUDIENCE CONCERN IS. A real & professional commentator does not speak over her guest. FIRE HER.

  22. Spike Lee gets on my nerve sometimes, but man, I just love how he just shut her down.

  23. Nox Aleam says:

    Reading rainbow is nonthreatening to them (and they even tried to get some negative press out about the RR kickstarter after it started pulling money). Spike has a history of pointing fingers and telling it like it is without kissing any behinds in his movies, so they have to try and discredit him any way they can.

  24. Gerald Jones says:

    I disagree with that completely. I've seen Spike Lee check people on several occasions for offensive stuff and he didn't get that animated. I don't seeing it being necessary in this situation. Agree to disagree.

  25. Regina Woods says:

    He did the right thing!

  26. She didn't write that introduction. Her handlers did. She is just listening to what she was told to say.

  27. She didn't write that introduction. Her handlers did. She is just listening to what she was told to say.

  28. Cheryl Adams says:

    I love Spike Lee

  29. Darron Edmonds says:

    I strongly disagree with Mr. Gerald Jones. Sir it's not about emotions and please remember to stand up strong for what's right and what you believe in.

  30. Gerald Jones There is no Hoyle book of approved attitudes when responding to slights to your career body of work. We should be less concerned with the "proper" response than we are the ham handed and disrespectful introduction.

  31. Stephanie D. Simmons There is no "approved" delivery. Are you implying that he should have been more obsequious?

  32. LOL. Spike handled her when she tried to speak over him. Loved it.

  33. Esther R. Scott Nbm says:

    She was very disrespectful and should have just apologized.

  34. LaQuita Carter says:

    Spike, you do know they will string your black ass up for talking to that little white bitch like that, don't you?

  35. Preach it Spike!! Yup called her out!! Dumb twit that she is!!!

  36. I totally agree Leroy!!

  37. Hahahahah Fox "no news" Jr. Hahahaha !! Good one Angelo!! Ya she got slapped!

  38. Joan Coulter I got that Joan!! yes mam' sat the hell down! loll!

  39. Smith Terry says:

    I don't watch "bloomberg" but I may start watching from time to time hmmmm.

  40. Gerald Jones and Stephanie D. Simmons…and what?? That is the difference between Spike Lee…and those who sit on their passive hands…he dealt with it…his way. Have to love a man that stands up for what he believes, then sits quietly on the sidelines and then directed to speak, if even given that permission…hell with that mess!! Even in this day and age…racism is in our faces…gone are the days when we sit more back peddling excuses…she got the stupid slapped outta her…well deserved I say! NO MORE TOLERANCE!

  41. Anita Montalvo-Baitinger I only wish I could think like you write. Great reply.

  42. Joseph Piper Sr. Thank you Joseph…some would say my use of verbage can be a tad raw, almost to the point of" I cannot believe those words came out of that pretty face," hahahaa! Believe it !!! I grew up in a family where you had to make your voice heard, or you'd be on the sidelines picking up scraps…. I learned young…I'd rather eat the cake than be in awe of the frosting… :)…I always liked Spike Lee…and I applaud !!

  43. Doc Mitchell says:

    First fox or it's affiliates are not news shows that have to tell the truth, they are listed as entertainment company's look it up so knowing that it is up to spike and anyone else to make sure your truth gets out . Just what the do to the president .

  44. Notice her unprofessional babbling over her guest, and when she sensed that he might treat her as a person and not as a cute white woman, she reached out and touched him physically on his shoulder. She let her hand linger in order to make him feel less aggressive and more compliant. It didn't work.

  45. Her co-host sat there and watched her make a fool of herself.


    Is this old news? I couldn't find any new project and I don't think that during the interview they said the name of the film. He mentioned he had 6 minutes for his segment. This video with the sabotage filled intro included lasts slightly over 4 minutes. Clearly this did not do Spike Lee a good service to argue with this "hater" (I dont know her name) during the time when he was trying to promote the project. But, hey, playing it safe and taking subtly shade has not been and won't be the Spike Lee way. If it's new video and there is a project to fund raise money for and if you're position is to argue for Spike to set this chick straight, then it makes sense to make a pledge.

  47. C.d. Arrington says:

    Completely agree, Gerald Jones. First of all, the intro was entirely appropriate: Spike Lee ***is*** an award-winning director with a massively impressive catalogue of work. He is by no means a novice. I would have loved for him to explain the crowdsourcing appeal to indie filmmakers such as himself. But no, he for whatever reason let some wet-behind-the-ears tv presenter make him show his ass and not explain anything with any insight or direct appeals for more fundraising. Lee should've overlooked her naivete and brought it back to this new way of raising money outside of the biased establishment.

  48. Blk Abyss says:

    yo homie…he responded like he was supposed to get yo pussy ass back to your hole #HOUSENIGGER

  49. C.d. Arrington ..ummmm…it's not a new way of raising money…hellooo?? Just sayin"…and Lee had every right to be irate…"Showing his ass??" No no no no was that "dimwit, motor mouth, babblin' crossed fool, who was showing her ass…Spike had to put her in check! Ahhhhmen.

  50. C.d. Arrington says:

    Anita Montalvo-Baitinger The medium itself is new, yes? I remember how Mr Lee had to get Malcolm X made. I completely agree with Lee's comment about doing Kickstarter before there was Kickstarter: it's true, he did. Lee's problem in this video (which btw is old, because his KS projects have all been successfully funded and no new one appears there for this year – I checked to donate) is that most people who ***aren't*** old enough to remember what Lee did for MX may consider this entire process of funding films new. And he did let his emotions get the better for him given how long he's been at this game.

  51. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks SMH, VALID POINT? That was the poorest piece of journalism I've seen in a long time. Her opening statement was total out of line. Who is Asking SPIKE to end his Kickstarting Campaign? I know for a fact that he has been doing this for a While. And he is one of the smartest Business men around. Because he knows that KICKSTARTER is one of the most popular sites right now. Why should he be CRITICISED by this HATER and other like her for using it. IF YOU HAD A CLUE
    about this INDUSTRY you would know that its a small circle of folks controlling it. Hense, Spike is the one that has the VALID Point. SMH.

  52. Tarani Joy says:

    yes it's old

  53. C.d. Arrington I think as we get older we get emotional…but, in all fairness, why should that be an issue..he should react, I think we have been told to turn the other cheek and like it ,way too long, get fired up, get emotional, believe in what you say and mean it…no more tolerance…as a country, we just have to start waking up…and it may not be acceptable behavior to some…but as an artist…like Lee…I don't give a rat's ass if someone doesn't like how I react… to me…more power to him. We do agree his movies are worth watching…have a great day C.d.!!! 🙂

  54. She was awful, well done Spike Lee!

  55. Renny Hurst says:


  56. Renny Hurst the reporter could have said what she said differently but spike lee's reaction was not proportional. it is valid to question him on his use of kick starter. i would further argue that is not right for him to use kick starter. the purpose of the site is for young upstarters to get access to funding that they would not otherwise get. this is not the case for spike lee. yes, helps his bottom line but at the expense of other startups without spike lee's name recognition.

    coming across as the "angry black man" does nobody any good. further no causes. state your point. state it well. and then move on. me thinks thou protest too much.

  57. Brian Davis says:

    I think part of what set him off was that she implied that since he is wealthy he should write a check to fund the movie. Spielberg and Lucas – to use the names he mentioned – don't do that.

  58. Brian Davis says:

    How true that is. That is all we need to know. Or he was terrified, lol.

  59. Liz Kibble says:

    You tell 'em Spike!!! There are times when a person lets things go and a time to stand up for yourself! He doesn't let the subtle insults slide. Love his passion! I will always support his work!

  60. Tchikaya Brooks Would she have asked a white man or woman the same question? Absolutely not. Whites, according to people like her don't need to validate their actions no matter what their background. Don't apologize for a bigot. That compounds the problem.

  61. Gerald Jones says:

    Anita Montalvo/Joseph Piper, realize that I never said that Spike should not have "checked" her because her intro was out of line. He should have responded (as he did) and pointed out the flaw in her opening. However, my interpretation of your responses is that the only way to get your point across is to be animated, loud and/or aggressive with your tone. And if that is your assertion, then I disagree wholeheartedly. You actually think that is the only way to "check" somebody when they get out of line? If that works for you, then hey, do you. But as the saying goes, "there are many ways to skin a cat". I am more than willing and capable to stand up for what I believe in and let someone know when they're out of line. My method is just different. But you know what, it works for me. It's funny how just because of the mere fact that I disagreed with how Spike reacted that somehow you would assume that I'm passive by nature or that I sit on the sidelines. Heck, some folks even went as far as to question my "blackness". And if that is the case, THAT is truly what will continue to keep our community and culture as disjointed as it is today. We can disagree with one another without trying to label one another as an Uncle Tom or Housenigger (as one ridiculous poster said). As I said in my original reply, I am a fan of Spike's. A huge fan of his. But let's be real about something. Spike has reputation as being The Angry Black Man. And I don't like that. I don't want that for him because I think he is a very insightful brotha that has a lot of things of merit to say. However, if someone already pegs him as being the angry black man, you know what will happen when he starts to get animated like he did in this video clip, his message gets dismissed. And again, I don't want that for him. I want people, particularly those that are not black, to listen to what he has to say. IMO, I think of lot of people will turn off their sense of listening. But I will reiterate, if being loud and animated and what not is how you roll, then let it roll. The M.O. for some of us is just different. And I do appreciate your differing perspectives.

  62. Melquan Katz says:

    Stephanie D. Simmons I think he was expecting to be side swiped so when it actually happened he got agitated. If you know shows like this, if he didn't respond that way he would've never gotten his point out and everyone would start to feel he is wrong for using crowd funding.

  63. Mildred Dixon i am almost sure she would. i read the tech journals all the time and there is no denying that this move from spike lee is controversial. crowd funding is not designed for people like spike lee. spike lee using crowd funding to sponsor a movie is a valid story where questions should be asked.

    again, she could have stated things differently. but every criticism by a white person to a black person is not racist or bigoted. i am not saying spike lee couldn't have reacted to what was said. i just think he reacted too much and that doesn't further cause. now the story is about spike lee's reaction and not the issue at hand.

  64. I usually hate Spike Lee but she deserved to be destroyed! Oh and by the way, even though I don't like Spike…..I admit that he's the man! No denying that lol

  65. I agree Gerald. The fact is that Spike doesn't get his reputation for being the "angry black man" simply because he's black, but because he's a black man seemingly with a chip on his shoulder too often. And as you said, people, especially the ones who matter, will shut down when they hear this from him. There's always going to be criticism, but how you handle it is very important. Screaming does not make you heard, it makes people cover their ears (not that I'm saying he was screaming just making a point). Another great point you made is that blacks are too eager to completely belittle their own people for disagreeing with them. Too quick to throw out insults like "Uncle Tom" or question that persons "blackness", then turn right around and accuse other blacks of self hate. If Obama reacted to criticism the same way, he would not have been the first black US president. Our people have to begin to realize that the way you make your point is just as, if not more, important that the point itself, and that being black is not defined as catching an attitude when someone says something that you don't like or agree with. We have to learn to, as Roosevelt said, "speak softly and carry a big stick". It's much more effective than angry rants.

  66. Mark Foley says:


  67. Nnedi RN says:

    Don't assume!!!

  68. Gerald Jones says:

    Anita Montalvo-Baitinger No ma'am, you should't apologize for your perspective and how you choose to express it. I just think there is more than one way to get a point across. The one thing I have tried hard to do over time is not let other people control my emotional meter. If you live long enough (as we both have), you will consistently have people that come at you crossways and get out of line. I just subscribe to the school of thought that if your response is always based on a high emotional response as opposed to rationale one, then they have a level of power over you. To think that my aggressive or high volume tone will make people stop trying to f*ck with me is a bit short sighted. For me. I'd rather put someone in their place intellectually rather than just pure emotion. And as for Spike and the Angry Black Man comment, I've heard people in my own circles say it and I've had to correct them for it. Is that label a media creation, perhaps. However, as the saying goes 'perception is reality'. But you know, some people are comfortable owning the role that they have. I've always respected Spike for being outspoken, don't get me wrong. I just want his voice to be heard, but I just think that his message gets lost because of the instances such as this. I'll support the brotha no matter what. And yes ma'am, we can agree to disagree which is ok. Again, thank you for the perspective. Enjoy your 4th!

  69. Gail Oliver says:

    So this woman was what?, 5 maybe when Spike did his first movie… RESEARCH before you speak lady… If I remember correctly, Spike financed "She's gotta Have It" with his credit cards (other people's money)….. So in essence, HE IS a pioneer of Crowd Sourcing!

  70. Interesting , Spike doesn't wanna here it from this one sided

  71. Michael Benson says:

    She blindsided him with that intro…he can sit there and arm-chair QB about how he reacted but put yourself in his situation…his project is something that he bled and poured his sweat into and financing it is of the utmost of importance and she tried to blaze it….he didn't curse her out like he would have if she was on the street… he checked her accordingly.

  72. Phillip Puryear says:

    Quite old. Old Boy is on Netflix now.

  73. Spike my guy he don't take no shit from people that's y I look up to people like him #BlackPower

  74. Spike my guy he don't take no shit from people that's y I look up to people like him #BlackPower

  75. Jody L. Pettis says:

    He ripped a new on in that anchor.

  76. ShaRall Willis says:

    Let us not confuse anger with passion. Spike was as agressive with her as she was with him. Please note that Spike correctly pointed out that he had only 6 minutes to make his point and as he attempted to respond she constantly attempted to interupt him. Spike has been doing radio and television interviews for over thirty years he is fully aware of the techniques used by interviewers like the young lady from Bloomberg. They asks questions which are really statements, interrupt your response with so called exploritory questions. Wash, rinse and repeat. Then the obligatory "thank for being with us…" ending the interview were you never really got a chance to make any points. Spike called her on her editorial intro, explained what "crowd sourcing" was and that it is a tool of not just "novice" but for independent film makers. He also explained that studios are only interested in big budget block busters and that Kickstarter was the perfect vehicle to reach your target audience and supporters of your work. Eo it seems your only problem is that he was not more pleasant to the woman lying about the nature of his use of kickstarter.

  77. Frank Butler says:

    I'm glad he pointed it out right away. Fake and sensationalist journalism is annoying.

  78. Frank Butler says:

    We definitely need more Spike Lee's and less Tyler Perry's.

  79. Michael Benson I agree. She blindsided him with a negative introduction. While we may criticize him? He did well in switching the tide of the interview away from that baited introduction. The fault is with the interviewer. As 'animated' as his response was? It was entirely within reasonable range of whats "appropriate". Sure, in hindsight, those preparing for interviews could propose even better ways to deal with a live on-air conflict….but spike did JUST FINE in his unscripted response.

  80. I have to remember this when I get where i'm going

  81. ShaRall Willis says:

    Tchikaya Brooks No Kickstarter is not for "young" anything. Have you even read the mission statement of kickstarter.

    1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

    We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 6.5 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 64,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

    2. Each project is independently created.

    The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. Kickstarter is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the projects themselves. Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets our guidelines.

    3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.

    Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.

    4. Creators keep 100% ownership of their work.

    Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. Instead, project creators offer rewards to thank backers for their support. Backers of an effort to make a book or film, for example, often get a copy of the finished work. A bigger pledge to a film project might get you into the premiere — or a private screening for you and your friends. One artist raised funds to create a wall installation, then gave pieces of it to her backers when the exhibit ended.

    5. Creative works were funded this way for centuries.

    Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. In return for their support, these subscribers might have received an early copy or special edition of the work. Kickstarter is an extension of this model, turbocharged by the web.

    6. Backing a project is more than just giving someone money.

    It’s supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world. People rally around their friends’ projects, fans support people they admire, and others simply come to Kickstarter to be inspired by new ideas. Some projects take longer than anticipated, but creators who are transparent about issues and delays usually find their backers to be understanding.

    7. Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life.

    We’re an independent company of 81 people based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We spend our time making Kickstarter a little bit better every day, answering questions from backers and creators, and finding new projects to share. If a project is successfully funded, we apply a 5% fee to the funds collected.

    We believe that creative projects make for a better world, and we’re thrilled to help support new ones. Building a community of backers around an idea is an amazing way to make something new.

  82. Gloria Tate says:

    I love black people…y'all are funny!

  83. Gloria Tate says:

    Yoakh Israel Amen! He's a teacher, and the brother taught her a very valuable lesson. Do your homework before approaching a brother like Spike Lee. I am cracking up.

  84. Gloria Tate says:

    Reading Rainbow had the face of LaVar Burton, but is a co-creation with young white guys…

  85. Gloria Tate says:

    Reading Rainbow had the face of LaVar Burton, but is a co-creation with young white guys…

  86. ShaRall Willis lol. you didn't need to copy and paste the whole thing. i understand how kick starter works. my point is that the question of why and established person such of spike lee would use a service like that. it is a legitimate question, although presented horribly.

  87. ShaRall Willis lol. you didn't need to copy and paste the whole thing. i understand how kick starter works. my point is that the question of why and established person such of spike lee would use a service like that. it is a legitimate question, although presented horribly.

  88. Gloria Tate says:

    Very perception Mr. Joseph 🙂 Spikes been in the game too long to be influenced by her juvenile techniques. LOL

  89. Gloria Tate says:

    Very perception Mr. Joseph 🙂 Spikes been in the game too long to be influenced by her juvenile techniques. LOL

  90. ShaRall Willis says:

    Tchikaya Brooks You obviously didn't because of your incorrect initial statement. So since it seems like you have never been to the site I thought I would bring the site to you. Where in any of the points does it state that it is for novices or non-established. It clearly states independent which is what spike said. He clearly stated that he went to kickstarter to help produce an independent film. One not controlled by studio executives but one controlled by the filmmaker why is that so difficult for you to understand. The only answer is your failure to understand what kickstarter is hence my cut and paste.

  91. Olivia Lee says:

    Does she know who she messing with? Spike Lee will shut your ass down lmao

  92. Joel Skeems says:

    how is she racist? u ppl are fkn sick

  93. Janet Kelly Let me say I don't like him very much instead of saying I hate him then how about that? I don't like his movies. I just don't care for him much. At the same time, I don't want his projects to fail or have any real animosity towards him. I can also recognize the significance his career has had on the culture. Don't assume you know me.

  94. Jazz MaGee says:


  95. Fred Dodd says:

    Good for you Mr. Lee for putting a halt to another recyclable news anchor; Trish and answering her questions without having to convey it in a sound bite format.

  96. I just watched it and I loved his response… I hate when ppl are disrespectful then cry foul when u call them out on their bullshit..

  97. Joel Skeems
    You ppl are truly sick!
    Truth Hurts, don't be Mad:)

  98. ShaRall Willis dude, if you read the mission statements of sites that you go to then you really need to find a girlfriend. cause you missing out on life.

    instead of copy and pasting mission statements maybe read what comments are being made and try to actually understand.

    1.) i never said that spike lee was wrong on the point. she could have easily said what she said better. but the fact still remains that what she was saying needed to be said. it is very usual for someone as established as spike lee to use a site that is more geared to people who are not established. established people get funding through tradition means or self finance. whether you agree with this or not, it is a story and something that spike lee should have an answer for.

    2.) you pasting a company's mission statement is ridiculous. if i had as much time as you obviously do then i am sure a google search would find me plenty of companies whose product is being used in ways than are otherwise specifically stated in their mission statement.

    the common sensibility of on how and why crowd funding was created would tell you it was not for established people like spike lee. seeing this to be the case, asking questions about it is not unreasonable.

  99. Tom Grier says:

    I still don t see what the big deal is..the way she talked or the way he is asking for support for his movie. I would prefer to watch a movie made by a independent film maker. Crooklyn is one of my kids favorite movies as ell as mine. Spike has flavor and picks out the little things that make movies so refreshing…better than some special affects saga leith a end of the world theme because it's what popular. Wtf

  100. Some entity does not want this movie made or Spike Lee making movies without being under its control. To find out who, simply find out who is behind Bloomberg.

  101. Marco Vitali says:

    Spike speaks the truth. As usual.

  102. Spike is wrong she not a hater she taught wrong……..SHE IS STUPID!! This is what I been posting forever about the white control media …They like to dictate their point of view

  103. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks Your point would be taken in consideration if Kickstarter was in fact for YOUNG People…But its not, its for everyone, EVERYONE YOUNG AND OLD, POOR AND RICH. PLEASE visit the site, you have million dollar companies on there pushing their TECH products and EVERY IDEA imaginable. And the fact that a Director (SPIKE) who has always been a independent filmmaker uses this site to reach out to his base is perfectly fine. Its innovating, its keeping with the times, and you don't have to pick cotton for the BIG STUDIOS. He has my donation!!!!! ONE MORE THING (Renny Hurst the reporter could have said what she said differently but spike lee's reaction was not proportional.) She started off TOTALLY WRONG BY SAYING FOLKS WANTED HIM OFF KICKSTARTER…SMH DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FOLKS I SEE ON THAT SITE THAT SHOULD NOT BE ON THERE… IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HIM or HIS FILMS MOVE ON, AND GET A LIFE!

  104. Renny Hurst i am not arguing the validity of should be on kick starter or not. my point is that him being on kick starter is controversial. that is a fact whether you agree with it or not. so the reporter was right to bring it up. now, i will say she could have questioned him better on that.

  105. Renny Hurst says:

    Yoakh Israel YES BROTHER

  106. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks Reading Rainbow received $5 Million Dollars from its Kickstarter campaign which is a record…??????????? They have been around since the beginnig of time. LOL LOL LOL. Is that controversial? But a Black Filmmaker is…

  107. Renny Hurst do you understand that there is a difference between recognizing a controversy exists and agree with it?

  108. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks I LOVE the Debate guys, i wish that we can pass on this to our young people…But back to you MR. BROOKS LOL LOL. Today nothing is traditional, Look at the way our President won the election. Times are changing and if you don't adapt you will be left behind. So this reporter had it all wrong. turning a positive thing into a negative. For GOD SAKE he is making films…How can that be a issue.

  109. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks I'm still waiting for you to give us all the CONTROVERSY?

  110. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks Come on bro lets keep it respectful. Telling a Grown man he needs a Girlfriend…SMH lol lol For all we know he can be a PIMP. I'm just saying. No offense ShaRall Willis…lol

  111. Renny Hurst the controversy is that an established person like spike lee is using kick starter. not making a value judgement on it. i am just simply saying it is there.

  112. Renny Hurst says:

    Tchikaya Brooks I don't know brother… Spike is still considered one of those Independent filmmakers. Its was great talking with you.

  113. Why is that any time a person of color pushes back against indirect or passive racism, bitter or ranting? Nobody really knows the in and outs of dealing with the hollywood machine better than Spike Lee. He has always strived to make films that represent us in a positive way without degrading us. Look how many Black actors have gotten their start with Spike. He provided a platform for many actors who other wise would be stuck in stereotypical roles. Its understandable that he has to go on the defensive against people like her but he shouldn't have to justify his actions to his own people. I commend him for his contribution to American culture. Really with amount of money we spend on unhealthy food, cancer causing hair products, liquor, cars etc. We should all chip in and give him the funding to produce his movies.

  114. Why would it be controversial that is he is raising money with a Kickstarter campaign?? People only have to give if they want to. People who don't want to give just don't have to! No news story here. Why was it even being reported on in that way (which was his point)? I'm sure he thought the interview was going to be about the film and the fundraising campaign. Not that he had too much money to start a campaign. Spike has had to raise money for almost every film he has made because he is an independent film maker. Not like the big Hollywood backed producers/directors.

  115. Doris Evans says:

    Right on Spike Lee.

  116. Watch it for a while and you'll see what I mean. I used to love Bloomberg and CNBC until I realized I was putting myself in a toxic bubble.

  117. Renny Hurst says:

    If you Know SPIKE, he is not a pushover, AND she was the one that was TOTALLY OUT OF LINE. And i couldn't disagree with you more. He OWNED HER. And he was protecting his BRAND. I JUST WISH more black folks had his COURAGE. But we still have the YES MASTER mentality.

  118. I agree with u 100% Spike!! I like the way u got ur points in and did not take the hating crap she was trying so desperately 2 serve u .

  119. "We're all about controversy here." Not news. Says alot. But there arent many mainstream news entities that are about "news" these days. Spike had all the right in the world to say all that he said. Im still trying to calculate the ratio between news worthy stories and controversial/sensationalized stories. Bring back the news!

  120. She's a worthless feminist who got checked mate by the greatest movie producer of his & this generation…..

  121. Spike was wrong. It was not racist or hate. I also wanted to know why a filmmaker with his credentials would need to go to a public funding source. it may have been in appropriate for her open with do the right thing.

  122. You saw that ,too! Real black ppl see through the hatred and cunning!

  123. Anonymous says:

    Joel Skeems Once a person says you people or those people it clearly defines who and what they are. And if you have 100 million good white people then there is a possibility that you may have 100 million bad whites with a total of 200 million whites in the US. If all blacks are bad it is only 40 million here in the U.S., either way the bad outnumbers the good.

  124. She's very ignorant and she need to let that hate in her blood line go. But wait a minute, what is Spike Lee going to give back in return after this whole thing. Kicksstarter ain't for people like him honestly but I guess he's entitled to one anyway. Lmao….Happy 4th everyone. God bless America.

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