Clint vs. Spike: Round 2

May 23, 2008 By:
Clint vs. Spike: Round 2

Earlier this week we reported how Spike Lee blasted Clint Eastwood for not having more African Americans in his films such as Flags of our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima.

Lee said, "There were many African-Americans who survived that war and who were upset at Clint for not having one (in the films). That was his version: the negro soldier did not exist. I have a different version."

Now Clint is blasting Lee for his comments questioning if Lee knows his American history. "Does he know anything about American history?" Eastwood told Focus when asked about Lee's criticism. "The U.S. military was segregated til the Korean War, and the blacks in World War Two were totally segregated. The only black battalion on Iwo Jima was a small munitions supply unit that came to the beach.

"The story was about the men who raised the flag and we can't make them black if they were not there. So tell him: Why don't you go back and study your history and stop mouthing off!"

Well, there's Clint's response. It's back to you Spike!