March 12, 2013
Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia
Spike Lee is no stranger to controversy, but when called out for fostering homophobia in his film, “School Daze,” the famed filmmaker decided not to take it lying down.
On Twitter, a LGBT Activist and feminist known as Anti-Intellect tweeted that the 1988 film loosely based on the historically black Morehouse College was not cinematically balanced in how it depicted homosexuality on the campus. Lee, who graduated from Morehouse in 1979, responded to the criticism tweeting, “The frats were homophobic. I was there. Were you?”
Anti-Intellect tweeted back, “I’m not saying that homophobia did not take place at Morehouse, or in your frat. But where is the counter-view? Balance? Lee proceeded to tell the writer that his criticism was “off.”