Spike Lee at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Spike Lee at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Famed filmmaker and activist Spike Lee is getting blowback as well as cheers for endorsing democratic socialist Bernie Sanders.

The “Do the Right Thing” director went all in with this radio spot ahead of Saturday’s Democratic primary in South Carolina.

As The New York Times noted: “Wake up. Wake up, South Carolina!” Mr. Lee begins – nodding to the opening of his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” – in a 60-second commercial released on Tuesday in the state, where the Democratic presidential primary is on Saturday. Mr. Lee, who has spent his career making films about race and discrimination, may help Mr. Sanders as he struggles to cut into Hillary Clinton’s support from black voters.

“I know that you know the system is rigged,” Lee says. “For too long we have given our vote to corporate puppets.”

But Lee can’t pull the strings of everyone on social media:

Again I’m reading the comments. Spike Lee endorses Sanders, so what! He is a grown man who has made a choice in his…

Posted by Tiffani Real on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ughhh. Add this to the list of reasons I don’t like Bernie, because Spike Lee likes him. Spike is probably the most…

Posted by Katie Barrie on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spike Lee’s REASONING for picking Sanders must be based upon pleasing his young movie viewers, because it makes no sense…

Posted by Larry Martin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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