Spike Lee disses Kansas City, Mayor James responds.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
NEW YORK — Filmmaker Spike Lee, a loyal New York Yankees fan, doesn’t think too highly of Kansas City. The man who concocted the controversial 80s film “Do The Right Thing” pulled for the New York Mets in the World Series because… well… they’re in New York. Spike also dissed the Kansas City Royals and their fans on ESPN’s First Take earlier this week. When it comes to bright stars and ambitions, Spike believes there’s no comparison between New York and Kansas City.
“You can be a Yankee fan and be happy the Mets are in the World Series,” he said. “I want the Mets to win. Who’s in Kansas City?” Those remarks didn’t sit well with Kansas City Mayor Sly James who went on a Twitter rant afterward, questioning Spike’s blackness and level of education.
— Mayor Sly James (@MayorSlyJames) October 28, 2015
The Mayor tweeted: “@SpikeLee I have been told that you basically dissed my city. Who’s in Kansas City? Say it ain’t so bro’! Time 4 some friendly education.” The Mayor later tweeted: “Hey @Spike Lee, many of your movies chronicle black experience. Ever been to @nlbmprez [Negro Leagues Museum]. Negro Leagues started in #KansasCity. Did u know?”
So far, no word from Spike.
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