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Immature Spike Lee Couldn’t Stay Seated When His Movie Didn’t Win Best Picture

Have you ever heard “once a man, twice a child?”

I think I can use that to describe controversial race-hating, anti-Trump Spike Lee’s reaction last night during the announcement of Best Picture during the 2019 Oscars.

Many conservatives didn’t watch the show because it’s not something they are interested in, but to watch progressives eat their own? That’s quite another thing.

Lee, already an Oscar winner earlier in the night, was so angry when his movie wasn’t announced as winning the award for Best Picture that he stood up and tried to leave the theater while the Green Book cast was on stage giving their acceptance speech. The ushers stopped Lee from leaving and told him to go back to his seat, which he did.

With his attitude in tow, he went back to his seat and started talking with actor and director Jordan Peele. Lee was asked for a reaction about Green Book winning Best Picture, and he acted incoherently.

Lee won an award earlier in the night for Best Adapted Screenplay, his first Oscar win ever, but that didn’t stop him from acting like he didn’t have any sense with his anger toward Green Book.

Lee and his liberal crowd are always so righteous and demand that they are treated fairly. But they apparently can’t show basic courtesy and respect for their fellow professionals at an awards ceremony. It’s another example of just how out of touch Hollywood is with the rest of the country.

After the show, Lee told reporters backstage: “I’m snakebit. Every time someone’s driving somebody, I lose… I thought I was courtside at [Madison Square] Garden and the refs made a bad call.”

His movie got an award, and he couldn’t be happy for other filmmakers also winning? I don’t get his gripe with Green Book.

On Monday morning, President Trump even called out Lee on Twitter for eluding to the Commander-in-Chief during his acceptance speech when the filmmaker won.

Let’s be honest, the Academy gave Lee a participation trophy in the form of a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and won’t bother with him ever again. He should have savored his experience instead of making a spectacle out of himself.

He needs to realize that playing the black card for 34 years doesn’t automatically earn you a Best Director Oscar. To think, one time Lee was an interesting person in filmmaking.

But today, Spike behaves like a child. Maybe that’s part of why his movie didn’t win the Best Picture.

In his mind, Spike Lee expected to roll in with the tide of diversity at this year’s Oscars, but that didn’t happen. Now, he will continue making movies most don’t go to see.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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  • Lee has the same old song and dance and so does about 20% of the population but that's only a small portion of American culture today. Blacks are no longer the underdog except in their own dysfunctional self-engrossed perception of fairness; they are no longer the most under-privileged minority; they are no longer the segment with the most to prove or the most to rise up out of. Yet they keep making the white man in power their boogie man. I know otherwise intelligent blacks who hate Trump due to the rumors pummeled into their ripe outrage by the Russian spy they called Hillary. God bless America and God bless Pres. Trump!

  • Lee has the same old song and dance and so does about 20% of the population but that's only a small portion of American culture today. Blacks are no longer the underdog except in their own dysfunctional self-engrossed perception of fairness; they are no longer the most under-privileged minority; they are no longer the segment with the most to prove or the most to rise up out of. Yet they keep making the white man in power their boogie man. I know otherwise intelligent blacks who hate Trump due to the rumors pummeled into their ripe outrage by the Russian spy they called Hillary. God bless America and God bless Pres. Trump!

  • You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy, apparently.

  • You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy, apparently.

  • Winning an Oscar in a Hollywood format is always an opportunity to crush the people represented by their elected officials because they can not make their will negate the people or make us attend their lame movies. I've met Mr Lee, I've heard him speak being a big success in Hollywood does not serve him well now he's just another demagogue.

  • Winning an Oscar in a Hollywood format is always an opportunity to crush the people represented by their elected officials because they can not make their will negate the people or make us attend their lame movies. I've met Mr Lee, I've heard him speak being a big success in Hollywood does not serve him well now he's just another demagogue.

  • Not only do I give a red rats a$$ about the oscers... I care even less about what spike POS lee thinks or says....

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