After voicing help for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel tradition, Spike Lee apologized Saturday for phrases he stated have been “fallacious.”
In an interview Friday on the New York radio station WOR 710, Lee referred to as Allen “a fantastic, nice filmmaker.”
“This cancel factor is not only Woody. And I believe that after we look again on it, (we’re) gonna see that, wanting killing someone, I don’t in case you can simply erase someone like they by no means existed. Woody’s a buddy of mine,” stated Lee. “I do know he’s going by way of it proper now.”
The following day, Lee tweeted an apology.
“My phrases have been WRONG,” he wrote. “I don’t and won’t tolerate sexual harassment, assault or violence. Such remedy causes actual harm that may’t be minimized.”
I Deeply Apologize. 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.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) June 13, 2020
Allen has been accused of molesting his daughter Dylan Farrow when she was 7 years previous within the early 1990s. Allen has lengthy denied the allegation. Earlier this 12 months, he launched a memoir by way of Arcade Publishing after his authentic writer, Hachette Book Group, dropped the ebook amid widespread criticism.
Lee’s newest movie, the Vietnam War drama “Da 5 Bloods,” debuted Friday on Netflix.
(Also learn on The News Everyday: Spike Lee discusses Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods, George Floyd protests, and what American patriotism means)
(With inputs from The Associated Press)
Updated Date: Jun 15, 2020 10:50:14 IST