30 December 2012 7:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Spike Lee should have called Quentin Tarantino personally rather than criticize him in public with charges of racism, the director of 2001 Oscar winner Training Day said Sunday. Lee, the director behind Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and the thriller Inside Man (2006), made headlines before Christmas when he said he would boycott Tarantino’s Django Unchained because it was "disrespectful" to black people. "American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western," Lee wrote on Twitter. "It was a holocaust." Later, in an interview, Lee declined to elaborate much, saying he had no intention of

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