Spike Lee took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to apologize for defending his “friend” Woody Allen from “this cancel thing.”
via Page Six:
“I Deeply Apologize,” the director tweeted. “My Words Were WRONG. I Do Not And Will Not Tolerate Sexual Harassment, Assault Or Violence. Such Treatment Causes Real Damage That Can’t Be Minimized.-Truly, Spike Lee.”
The mea culpa came after Lee, while promoting his new film for Netflix, “Da 5 Bloods,” weighed in on some timely issues, including the way many people regard Woody Allen amid cancel culture and #MeToo.
“I’d just like to say Woody Allen’s a great, great filmmaker,” the Brooklynite, 63, told New York’s WOR 710 radio Friday. “And this cancel thing is not just Woody.”
The Oscar winner added that, “I think that, when you know, we look back on it, we’re gonna see that, I don’t know if just short of killing somebody, I don’t know you just erase somebody like they never existed. So, Woody’s a friend of mine, a fellow Knick fan, so I know he’s going through it right now.”
Spike Lee, like many, needs to understand that just because a person is your friend does NOT mean they aren’t trash and capable of horrendous things.