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YouTube stars Diamond and Silk criticized director Spike Lee for making disparaging remarks about President Donald Trump and called him a gatekeeper “of the Democrat plantation,” aimed at keeping people down.
During an interview on Fox News’ “Watters’ World,” on Saturday night, Diamond told host Jesse Watters that “Little Spike Lee” is attempting to “politicize” his movie to increase viewership.
“Throwing daggers at a sitting president and calling a sitting president nasty names is not going to get people to the polls,” she said in reference to the upcoming 2018 midterms.
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Lee’s new film, “BlacKkKlansman,” is the story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, and his mission to expose the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
The film was met with rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, according to IndieWire, but Diamond suggested that instead of this film, Lee should have made one about how the KKK was created.
“The Democratic Party, the party that he love, created the KKK to intimidate, manipulate, in order to dominate,” she said.
Silk shared that they view Lee as one of the “gatekeepers of the Democrat plantation,” and said, “He don’t wanna see black people come up, all he want to see is black people stay stuck.”Gage Skidmore/Flickr
She added that Lee’s film is an attempt to keep people who are black “stuck in the pain of their ancestors and stuck in the pain of slavery.”
Following the premiere of the film, Lee vehemently criticized Trump for the remarks he made in the wake of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“That motherf**ker was given a chance to say we are about love and not hate, and that motherf**ker did not denounce the motherf**king Klan, the ‘alt-right,’ and those Nazi motherf**kers,” Lee said.
He called it a “defining moment” during which Trump could have told the world, we’re “better than that.”