Spike Lee is famous for directing films such as Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. However, Spike Lee is not without his fair share of controversies over the years. Now it seems he is up to his old antics, this time regarding the 9/11 tragedy.
Spike Lee decided to talk about 9/11 conspiracy theories while promoting his new HBO documentary series, “New York Epicenters: 9/11-2021½.”
While speaking to the New York Times on Monday, Spike Lee admitted that he doesn’t buy into “official explanations” of the terrorist attacks that shook The United States on September 11, 2001. The upcoming series will also feature conspiracy theorists – a fact that Lee is fine with.
“I mean, I got questions — and I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11. The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached.
And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing. But people going to make up their own mind. My approach is put the information in the movie and let people decide for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the audience.”
Unsurprisingly, Lee was outspoken and quite blunt when it came to refusing to make excuses for any perceived hypocrisies in what he stands for on a public forum.
“People are going to think what they think, regardless. I’m not dancing around your question. People are going to think what they think. People have called me a racist for “Do the Right Thing.” People said in “Mo’ Better Blues” I was anti-Semitic. “She’s Gotta Have It,” that was misogynist. People are going to just think what they think. And you know what? I’m still here, going on four decades of filmmaking.”
We will have to wait and see how the upcoming film by Spike Lee will be received by fans and critics, as a conspiracy-laden project based on such a sensitive topic might not be received well at all.