Sunday, June 16, 2024

Spike Lee and Wife Split on Endorsements: He Goes for Bernie, She’s for Hillary


Film director Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee disagee about who should be President next. Spike has made a radio commercial for Bernie Sanders in South Carolina. The endorsement is meant to counter Hillary Clinton’s excellent TV commercial narrated by Morgan Freeman. They each want the black vote. Spike says Bernie takes no money from corporations “nada” and marched with Martin Luther King. (Do you know many people marched with Martin Luther King, by the way? It’s like saying you went to Woodstock.)

Meantime wife Tonya has posted this to Twitter:

By the way, check out Spike’s very good film about Michael Jackson during his pre-scandal days, on Showtime.

Here’s Spike’s commercial:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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