Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spike bitch slaps Clooney

And with good reason. George Clooney's ridiculous Oscar acceptance speech --- in which he credits Hollywood for initiating every liberal inclination in modern history --- made mention of Hattie McDaniel, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." No confirmation on whether she accepted the trophy after serving mint juleps to the Zanuck family, but it's safe to assume Miss McDaniel didn't have a front row seat at that year's Oscars.

"To use that as an example of how progressive Hollywood is is ridiculous," director Spike Lee said. "Hattie McDaniel played MAMMY in Gone With the Wind. That film was basically saying that the wrong side won the Civil War and that black people should still be enslaved. C'mon! I like George a lot. I'm not hating on him. But I don't think he really thought it out. How many years was it between Hattie McDaniel and Halle Berry (winning an acting Oscar)? Sixty-some-odd? C'mon!"

Maybe George should get off his cloud and question why there's been several gay congressmen but still no (openly) homosexual leading men in utopia, er, Hollywood. Then again, what would a confirmed bachelor know about that?

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