The Oscars Got Political After Spike Lee's Acceptance Speech

During the Oscars, Spike Lee, the director of the movie “Blackkklansman”, urged the crowd to “do the right thing” in the 2020 presidential election. Lee won an Oscar for the best adapted screenplay. He got quite political during his acceptance speech.

Lee’s speech started out by paying tribute to African Americans who were enslaved and discriminated against. “For 400 years, our ancestors were stolen from Africa and brought to Virginia and enslaved.” Lee said “They worked the land from ‘can’t see’ in the morning to ‘can’t see’ at night. My grandmother – who lived 100 years young, a college graduate even though her mother was a slave – my grandmother, who saved 50 years’ of Social Security checks to put me through college.”

Lee then got political. “Before the world tonight, I give praise to my ancestors who built our country, along with the genocide of our native people,” Lee said. “When we regain our humanity it will be a powerful moment. The 2020 election is around the corner – let’s all mobilize and be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.”

Hollywood is known for being left-leaning. Many actors and actresses have called out the President. This includes people like George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, and John Legend.

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