Update: Spike Lee tweeted out wrong address for George Zimmerman; couple moves out

Spike Lee fancies himself quite the human rights crusader. Remember when Twitchy reported that he tweeted out what was supposedly George Zimmerman’s home address? In the name of justice?

Well, Spike managed to overlook one itty-bitty piece of information: that address doesn’t belong to George Zimmerman. It belongs to a woman named Elaine.

According to [a neighbor], a number of news agencies drove through looking for Mr. Zimmerman. While it was not wise at to incite the masses to go to an address he thought was Mr. Zimmerman’s to begin with,  Mr. Lee should should still “do the right thing” and give the actual resident at the address above some peace and apologize for disrupting her life.

It’s so aggravating when facts get in the way, isn’t it, Spike? And what of Elaine? Last time we checked, she had nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case. And yet, because of you, people like this guy were ready to descend on Elaine’s house.

It’s highly unlikely that someone like that is only interested in knocking on the door and having a reasonable discussion over milk and cookies. Elaine and her family have been put in danger. Her neighbors have been put in danger. Regardless of who is living at the address Lee tweeted out, posting that information on Twitter was reckless, thoughtless, and classless. We wonder how he would feel if his address suddenly got splashed across the internet.

He talks a big game, but would he really be OK with it?

Yes, Lee has a son. And if he really dares someone to post his home address in the public sphere, he is either bluffing and therefore a liar, or he is being sincere and doesn’t give a crap about his son’s safety. So which is it, Spike? And when can Elaine expect your apology?


Update: The couple has moved out of their home.


Update: It looks like Spike Lee is in violation of Twitter’s terms of service.


*Editors’ note: Under normal circumstances, we wouldn’t have to make a point of defending ourselves from insults, because we believe in our work and in our integrity, and we stand behind what we do. But several days after this post, in which we apologized for posting a picture that was erroneously identified as a photo of Trayvon Martin, we are still receiving comments accusing us of having a racist agenda. This is patently false. We report the facts as best we can, and if we make a mistake, we own up to it. Frankly, that’s a lot more than other so-called “research organizations” can say for themselves. So for anyone with a mind to continue perpetuating the mendacious idea that Twitchy is racist or obsessed with race, bear in mind that while Spike Lee got the address wrong, intending to reveal the address of a man whose race is different from his own, we’re not going on poisonous diatribes about how Lee is RAAAAAAAAAACIST. –Twitchy staff

  • DeafRanger

    perhaps we should tweet many wrong addresses to confuse the media and send them scattered all over.  Perhaps we could report he is hiding out in Michigan and later report he’s hiding in California,   Etc. perhaps give fictitious addresses so we don’t get anybody hurt, but it might be good to muddy the water.

  • Policy of Truth

    As soon as George Zimmerman apologizes for what he did.  Oohhh wait…..

    • notech

      Just the facts only the facts…….wait until you get all the information first….Raaaacissst people

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992433984 Becca Leigh

      so this innocent couple who had nothing to do with this situation doesn’t even deserve an apology??? damn

  • tinker_thinker

    Wow a vigilante human rights guy! I will blame him for any violence!

    • Keith Tyler

      i see what you did there

  • aPLWBinAK

    If spike is so bravely tweeting personal addresses, did he tweet his  own? No? Gee, I wonder why.

  • Wendy Owen

    It’s a rich white hood by woody allen, if you don’t know NYC. He’s protected by a doorman, et al. 

  • Lakecrazy

     imagine if the police went to the wrong address, and something “negative” happened, what would Spike say?

  • denman4

    Way to rush to judgment Spike and give out the wrong phone number. How come you aren’t outraged with the 5,000 black on black homicides each year in this country? You, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the “new” Black Panthers need to go away and stay away because all of you are a waste of precious air.

    • http://twitter.com/smllbizanswers Consuelo Helbling

       where is spike’s and the ‘Reverends’ outrage at all of the black a=on black crime…another twana brawley case here? Show the kid when he was sweet and innocent…and say he had no history…

  • traffic_robot

    Why are liberals so quick to personalize a tragedy, especially rich liberals? “He is Trayvonn Martin.” Really? You’re a rich filmmaker. No he isn’t.

  • traffic_robot

    Why are liberals so quick to personalize a tragedy, especially rich liberals? “He is Trayvonn Martin.” Really? You’re a rich filmmaker. No he isn’t.

  • Keith Tyler


    “We lied and posted a false picture, so we’re going to find other people who made a mistake and lambaste them to draw attention away from our baldfaced slander”

    Great way to start your blog, BTW — slander and libel!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/sarahbellumd sarahbellumd

      slander and libel? where? look those up and then get back to us, mkay?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JG6Z2P2KFWRK5WIPFWFSK3ALE4 Life Comedy

      well put

    • Lord Mannyrossa

      Slander is verbal not written, dummy. Also, posting a funny meme that is floating around Facebook to illustrate a point isn’t even in the same ballpark as Spike Lee endangering a 70 year old couple by posting their address under the pretense that it is a polarizing figure’s address. (one who has a contract out on his head per the Black Panthers) 

  • http://twitter.com/sinhgao sinh gao

    Zimmerman was moved during the night to 
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW  Washington, DC 20500  I would not show up there with any weapons unless you want to be arrested.

  • jofunder

    The Trayvon Martin incident is very sad.  I wonder why there isn’t as much concern for the 14 dead and so many injured at Fort Hood by that Islamic terrorist playing an Army Major 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y7GCHO6JBNEBBZLIP4WDNMBHX4 Bud

    Black Panthers,Lee,Sharpton,Jackson are all about their own pub. they could care less what kind of false trouble they stir as long as they get print shame on them.


  • notech

    10 4

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992433984 Becca Leigh

    someone send this couple a lawyer….spike lee is about to be writing a VERY large check and then arrest him for inciting a riot….this couple should sue him for everything he’s got

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992433984 Becca Leigh

      just read the response they got after asking the person originating the tweets to stop….make sure they get their check before throwing him in jail….this is a situation that is completely independent from the trayvon martin case and the facts of it aren’t dependent on anything that happened there….this is BS and that poor woman has heart problems too

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JG6Z2P2KFWRK5WIPFWFSK3ALE4 Life Comedy

    You racist clowns messed up by posting that fake picture and now you wanna look at spike. Sut your mouths because you did the same exact thing.. Dont say a word you hypocrites and you are racist dogs

  • TJ Wright

    So, Spike Lee did a very stupid thing and you go ahead and show the woman’s address AGAIN?

    Are you stupid, insane, or just evil?

    You know you could redact the elderly couple’s private information.

    You cannot claim a higher moral ground while doing the exact same thing. Come on.

  • Veritas1965

    I’m a raging liberal, but you guys are spot on with this.  You admitted your photographic mistake — albeit considering the ubiquitous nature of this news story your fact checking was nothing short of moronic.  (Spike was no less obtuse, however.  Definitely a few tacos short of a combination plate).

    What Mr. Lee did was UNCONSCIONABLE!  In a situation like this I think such an act should be practically illegal!  I think his intent was vigilante murder.  He was so rabid for blood that he got the address wrong, this supposed genius… (rolling my eyes).

    While I suspect Zimmerman is guilty — vigilante justice is NO justice.  Justice comes when SOCIETY (a jury) reaches a verdict and if needed sentences the guilty party to life in prison (or death if that’s your thing).

    That Spike has not apologized does not surprise me in the least.  He’s a very good example of what a liberal hypocrite is — though I do think we have far fewer hypocrites than the the right-wing!  😉   Again, KUDOS to you guys for calling Mr. Lee on his HUH POK RACEY!  (I think that rhyme and play on words qualifies me as an “artist” in his crowd…. lol)

  • http://twitter.com/smllbizanswers Consuelo Helbling

    screw spike lee

  • http://twitter.com/smllbizanswers Consuelo Helbling

    Sue spike lee, Elaine

  • http://twitter.com/smllbizanswers Consuelo Helbling

    The RACIST lamestream media calls Zimmerman a ‘white hispanic’…ya gotta question their non existing integrity.

  • The Oppo Man

    WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE FROM YOU LEFTIST IDIOTS!!!! You can take your Spike Lee, Al
    Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan and Black Panthers and shove it all up your
    asses. These vermin should face charges for this. The Black panthers are
    committing felonies right in front of our eyes and nobody is saying a word.
    Zimmerman has a right to due process and fair trial if indicted. These horrible,
    reprehensible pukes should rot in hell.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HHRVU72XILBMSIULG3WJAZWGHI manny

    How am I supposed to like them when they behave like that?

  • AzDesertRat

    What say NOT ONLY offer an apology,  take some of those duckie$ and get that family out of there for a month.