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Spike Lee: 'Django Unchained' is 'disrespectful'


US director Spike Lee wears a cap in support of US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama before the screening of his movie 'Miracle at St Anna' on September 10, 2008 during the 34th US Film Festival, on the French northwestern coast.



Director Spike Lee has gone on the record, saying 'Django Unchained,' Quentin Tarantino's new violent Western about slavery, is 'disrespectful" explaining 'I'm not gonna see it.'

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"Django Unchained" opens Christmas Day and has already received criticism for its excessive violence.

"I cant speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it," Lee told Vibe magazine. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me...I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."

CBS News reported the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx "as a former slave-turned-bounty hunter who sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner."

As GlobalPost reported, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn., the film's premiere was canceled and Foxx spoke out against violence in the film industry, saying Hollywood must make movies responsibly.

The movie has already received five Golden Globe nominations, CBS noted.