For a guy who dresses like an idiot everytime the Knicks play, Spike Lee is one to talk about buffoonery. There has been a long standing feud between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry, probably because Tyler actually makes movies that make money and Spike likes to live in a high and might art world of films. At a press conference for his latest movie, Tyler was asked about his relationship with Lee and what Spike has said in the past about Tyler's work.
"I'm so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, 'this is a coon, this is a buffoon.' I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: 'you vote by what you see,' as if black people don't know what they want to see."
I appreciate all movies and I obviously think movies that get nominated for Best Picture are for the most part wonderful films. But, I also love movies which take me away for a few hours and obviously people spend money going to see Tyler Perry movies and watch his television shows. Because movies are commercial does not make them bad movies, and I think Spike saying that Tyler's movies represent bad black stereotypes is just wrong.