*Spike Lee wants you to know that he personally has not called for anyone to boycott the Oscars.
He said so today while appearing on “Good Morning America” where he blasted the Academy for shutting out black actors and films. He noted that his vowing not to attend the ceremony is NOT the same as calling for a boycott.
Lee said he and his wife would be at the Knicks game at Madison Square Garden the night of the Oscars, and everyone else can either attend or not … not his business.
Oh yeah, there’s the perception that Jada Pinkett Smith also called for a boycott. She didn’t. She said it’s time for African Americans to stop begging the Academy for acceptance and do their own thing in their own community.
OK, what about Chris Rock hosting the show? Spike basically says that Rock’s call.