from the no-punches-pulled dept.
At theGrio, Spike Lee blasted Trump for not condemning the Klan and Alt-Right:
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman was well received at the Cannes Film Festival, and the prolific director did not hold back giving his take on how President Donald Trump has contributed to a hateful, divisive culture.
In the movie, about a black man (John David Washington) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, Lee inserted a moving documentary montage at the end of the film about the conflict in Charlottesville, reports Vulture. The movie included a powerful ending messaging about Heather Heyer, the young woman [who] was killed when a white nationalist ran her over with a car during the protests.
“It’s an ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on the United States of America,” Lee said at the press conference for the film.
The story contains a link to a YouTube video of Spike Lee's comments at Cannes, as well as a transcript of that video.
[Note: Emphasis was in the source. -Ed]