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Spike Lee Reveals What He'll Be Watching Instead of the Oscars, Insists It's Not a Boycott (Video)

Spike Lee Reveals What He'll Be Watching Instead of the Oscars, Insists It's Not a Boycott (Video)

Spike Lee appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday (January 20) to discuss his decision to not attend the 2016 Oscars due to the lack of diverse nominees.

“Here’s the thing. I have never used the word boycott,” the 58-year-old director said, “All I said was my beautiful wife Tonya, we’re not coming. That’s it, and I gave the reasons. I never used the word boycott.”

When asked what he would be doing instead of watching the Oscars live, he replied, “February 28th, we’ll be at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. I’m going to a Knicks game.”

“It’s like do you,” Spike continued. “I’m not going. My wife’s not going. Everyone else can do what they want to do.”

“It goes further than the Academy Awards. It has to go back to the gatekeepers. The people who have the green-light vote,” Spike said. “We’re not in the room [with] he executives when they have these green-light meetings quarterly where they look at the scripts. They look who’s in it and they decide what we’re making and what we’re not making.”

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  • j b

    Since I’m sure his wife is only with a guy like him for the money I assume Spike Lee will be masturbating in the bathroom during the Oscars.