Jamie Foxx Responds to Spike Lee’s ‘Django Unchained’ Criticism

By// Jessica Gaddis

At this point, we’ve all heard Spike Lee’s views on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. While some people have agreed with his views, others may not.

Enter Jamie Foxx.

The Django Unchained star responded to Spike Lee in a recent interview with the Guardian, calling Lee’s criticisms “irresponsible”.

“The question for me is: where’s Spike Lee coming from?” he said. “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he’s a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he’s taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that’s irresponsible.”

– Jamie Foxx

Django Unchained has been the cause of wide spread controversy, ranging from the release of a toy line, that has since been discontinued, to discussions about Tarantino’s use of the n-word. Django Unchained has won two Golden Globes and is nominated for four Oscars.