Filmmaker Spike Lee, a frequent and devout critic of President Trump, compared the president’s black supporters to house slaves, essentially calling them Uncle Toms.
In an Instagram post earlier this week, the “Do the Right Thing” director shared a photo of several of Trump’s supporters in the black community, including YouTube stars Diamond & Silk, praying over him in the Oval Office.
Employing deeply racist language recalling that of a submissive southern house slave, Spike Lee wrote, “Massa, We Love You, Massa. We Gonna Pray Fo’ You Massa. Singing- ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.'”
Spike Lee’s post came during the same week in which he had a public meltdown for not being allowed to enter the employee entrance at Madison Square Garden in New York City with his VIP Access pass, prompting a public rebuke from the New York Knicks.