Spike Lee apologizes for tweeting wrong address

After everything that has happened in the case of Trayvon Martin, Spike Lee has come to terms and apologized via Twitter for tweeting an incorrect home address. It was one that ultimately led to the endangering of an elderly couple in Florida. But, he left out one thing in that apology: he didn’t apologize for attempting to tweet George Zimmerman’s address, just for tweeting the wrong one. Basically, a half-apology.

But, what more can you expect from a man so low to endanger another man without knowing the facts of the situation.

Update: as of 7:05 am ET on March 29, Lee still has not deleted the reweets containing the incorrect address:

  • http://twitter.com/femite A Femite

    Of course. They now have a lawyer….

    • $16752217

      They should have a lawyer you dumb @$$.  Their lives have been jeopardized by these racist thug.  You should get a lawyer and sue yourself for being so stupid

      • farmingirl

        This is a little more serious than Justin Bieber giving out someones phone #! This is something that should never have been done in the first place!

    • $5326605

      I hope so!

    • MrLawless Antipc

       Spike Lee was getting ready to have to pay the big bucks… he didnt do this because of remorse.  shameful.  New Audio of a phone call with george zimmerman has leaked out at http://www.aRaceWar.com he is crying, sounds remorseful.

  • UofMstudent2010

    He’s just happy the Knicks won

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573500062 Danny Glover

    But Spike Lee still hasn’t deleted the tweet with the address: http://twittershame.tumblr.com/post/20072961374/marcus-higgins-twitter.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJ3DWJCZWIZNCG6SMFLHWCIEQM Ap Lap

      By the way, Danny Glover sucks. I like Denzel though…  hey notice that he is curiously quiet on this one?  Perhaps he has a large enough brain to realize that we should actually see the FACTS FIRST.. then prosecute if facts warrant it.  

  • http://twitter.com/benihana21 Ben O’Keefe

    Although I am no fan of Lee, I do commend him for his apology to the affected family. He took the extra step to imply that vigilante justice is not the answer, and though it would be nice to apologize to Zimmerman, he’d only be apologizing for a malicious thought or intent, NOT what was actually done. We all know better than to play the role of thought police!

    • Bilwood

      If he really thought vigilante justice wasn’t the answer, why did he publish the address in the first place?  He’s either intellectually lazy (stupid) or a liar; he doesn’t want justice in the courtroom, he wanted to see Zimmerman lynched. 

      • http://twitter.com/benihana21 Ben O’Keefe

        You’re right. Even though he implied it isn’t right, I agree that’s what he wanted to see. Incidentally, I think he’s both intellectually lazy AND a liar.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMG6WIMAEWYJSQBMUKITVLL27E hjole

        spite Lee is a RACIST, like the usurper and his lead henchmen Sharpton & Jackson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=176700502 Isaac Carpenter

    he should go to jail and the family should sue him

  • disqus_3mW3DsdzdI

    He made a mistake and did the honorable thing. I liked his true apology. It wasn’t one of those ‘non-apology’ apologies that so many people make.

    • TheBruce

      Perhaps it’s a sincere apology, but it doesn’t matter.  By tweeting ANY address, he incited an angry mob to go to a residence.  What if he got the address right, and Zimmerman’s family members were killed?

      • beezdotcom

         Stop making sense – Spike Lee will probably tweet YOUR address next.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMG6WIMAEWYJSQBMUKITVLL27E hjole

           Spit Lee can tweet mine and if some unknowns shows up with bandanna’s, clubs, a rope and jacket pockets drooping low on one side they’ll wish they couldn’t read.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YQQR5H3GGKFU3GVBT3GUG5KS5Y roger

      Hope that’s sarcasm; otherwise you’re clueless!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lotta-Chatte/100002867243947 Lotta Chatte

      He’s a pig.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THUGRD6ENMFW7RQFKUO7BN2QWU A Yahoo! user


  • http://twitter.com/acmorenotx Anthony Moreno

    Florida State Prosecutor’s office should indict him for the crime of menacing.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Spike apologized to cover his own backside and nothing more. The original tweet is still up. As are all of his other tweets that are hate filled rants against ‘white America’. He is just one cog in the wheel of racist hate and demagoguery of this country though. Thanks to Spike, Rev Al, Rev Jesse, the New Black panther Party, and a whole host of other [so-called] celebrities — race relations have been set back 40 years.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWIKW7FWWAUIBA22ERKNGITMPU Chris

    Spike is f*ckin punk a** B*tch.


    Spike is such an ignorant Hollywoody.   The Tom Petty song is in my head…”Hey Spike Whadaya Like?”  Nice job scaring older folks, jerk.  I hope they have lawyered up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lotta-Chatte/100002867243947 Lotta Chatte

      They have, oh they have. Why do u think he apologized?

  • hinckleybuzzard

    Criminal psychopath “apologizes” to keep the lawyers away. FOAD racist chickensh*t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Levy/1091577549 Barry Levy

    Must be tough being a black man in America, making millions, traveling and living the good life, courtside seats to basketball games.

    And this is one of the leaders complaining.

    Sort of reminds me of Charlie Rangel, tax cheat.

    Sort of reminds me Sharpton, unrepentant race hustler.

    Sort of reminds me of Jackson, who can’t rush quick enough, without knowing the facts to stir up racial turmoil.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ziggy-Zapzilla/100003698345795 Ziggy Zapzilla

       Your forgot about adulterer.  Cheated on his wife and tried to hide it until exposed.

  • TheBruce

    The fact that he tweeted ANY address at all is vigilantism.  Let’s say he got the address right, and Zimmerman’s family was killed by an angry mob.  Would he have accepted responsibility?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YQQR5H3GGKFU3GVBT3GUG5KS5Y roger

      Low class trash; just like his movies!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJ3DWJCZWIZNCG6SMFLHWCIEQM Ap Lap

        HIs so called movies are worse than trash.. but the HOLLYWOOD elite that wanted a worthless leftist piece of poo  who was black to succeed even if his talent or lack thereof didn’t warrant their investment are paying the price of studio failure at an epic level.  Why don’t these guilty wh-te idiot leftist understand that they are next?

  • stoptouchingthatmabel

    Stop the tweeting it will only reveal your stupidity and hate.

  • violetvirginia

    Spike Lee plus Obama still adds up to ZERO!!

    Neither have a real clue!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YQQR5H3GGKFU3GVBT3GUG5KS5Y roger

    Way to go, you racemongering bigot!

  • Dennis Johnson

    Spike Lee?  what the hell is a spike Lee? some kind of hair do?  An exotic tropical fish?  Oh it is a race baiter, no wonder I never heard of what it is…..:)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EUDSMZ65J35YZOQSJVFKXB64RU CarolineM

    I think if anything happened to this elderly couple or their property then the IDIOT Spike Lee should be arrested and held responsible. How much more violence do people like him need? Will they not be happy until blood runs in the streets like some third world country? Do they really want to start another race war? Actually take a minute and look at who is keeping racism alive. My family is a mix of heritages.  Proud of all of them. Too bad these people’s parents didn’t raise them any better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Blanca-Nieve/100003366787331 Blanca Nieve

    McCAIN FAMILY:  LAWYER UP!!!  Spike Lee has committed an egregious crime against you. YOU are victims of his black racist savagery.  He has deliberately put you in grave danger.  Spike Lee is one of the 1%er, FILTHY RICH  

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.lichterman Luke Lichterman

       AMEN right on the mark, yes and well said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJ3DWJCZWIZNCG6SMFLHWCIEQM Ap Lap

    Does anyone have Spike Lees address?  Please tweet it if you do.. and let everyone know that a ra-ist rat bas–rd lives there…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lotta-Chatte/100002867243947 Lotta Chatte

    Hi butt is in a sling, and not in a nice way.  (don’t get mad, get EVERYTHING)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6WHXNJ6F6JYPPFAD4NWCA3RIXE Bart

    Spike Lee is one of a number of AA “leaders” and  celebrities who are doing a huge disservice to their race and the nation by promoting hatred, racism, and  violence.   Contrary to the teachings of MLK the likes of Lee, Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, mayor Nutter of Phila., etc. seem to feel that not only  is racism the dominant factor in AA life, but that it’s only solution lies is a bloody,  violent,  war.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Squires/1580058045 Greg Squires

    Spike Lee is just another racist troublemaker.  He should be jailed for his tweet along w/BP jerks calling for a bounty on Zimmerman

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMKFJOKHCMCZ5HOT3AZHCI2V2M David

    Zimmerman’s B.S. cover story exposed as a lie.  Turns out he wasn’t beaten … looks like he shot the kid in cold blood after all.

    Sanford Police surveillance video shows Zimmerman with NO cuts, NO broken nose, NO blood, NO bandages, NO bruises and NO grass stains on his clothes at the police station after the shooting

    • $5326605

      The media has presented only true facts so far huh?  So i’m sure THIS one is also 100 percent accurate – eh?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5MIUTKYFXMHTCIW4JBI7C2LANQ Stephen May

    If God forbid ,race riots come to America, Spike Lee and Louis Farrakan et al will be the chief instigators.May cooler heads then these prevail. 

  • http://www.DC.com/ Wrecking Balls

    Didn’t Spike Lee make a movie named “Do the Right Thing”?
    I suggest he open his wallet and do just that. I think he should compensate the elderly couple for their trouble, and buy their home so they can move somewhere safe.

  • MovingToNevada

    Too little, too late, fool. 

  • bohonk212

    Ahole bigot

  • Corpsvett

    I can only hope their lawyer takes this POS for everything they can. No amount of money can pay for the fear these people have had and are going through. I would take his half-ass apology and tell him to stick it where the sun don’t shine… and do it on national TV!

  • Thomas_A_Jefferson

    So he’s apologizing for “Re-Tweeting” their address – but NOT “Tweeting” it in the FIRST PLACE?!!  He’s a demagogue and a RACIST!!

  • $5326605

    Too little too late.  Sue Lee for millions in damages!  He violated twitter policy, endangered an elderly couple, then refused to appologize for days.  In the mean time the old couple had to flee their home in terror.  Sue Lee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • $26547099

    Punk Azz wannabe

  • Jake Randy

    Leave Spike alone with his big glass of Haterade. His career has been on the skids for years. Proof Americans, black and white, have moved past his outdated need to stir up racial hate in his once popular movies.

  • Jugears McGhetto Jr

    About time. Good, now the damage is done, cut em a check for the inconvenience. A mil should do.  Oh and bookmark these things and screen cap those tweets because they”ll be hard to find near election day when they’ll need to be pulled out to remind people what the O constituency was ready to do, lynch a Mexican American and couldn’t, so they did it electronically.

  • Nick L. Gale

    Not sure it was possible, but I have so much less respect for Spike Lee for not doing the right thing for this couple.

  • Vera Hamann

    When the couple were forced to flee  to the hotel,  he refused to apologize. 
    When they hired an attorney, he suddenly sends half-arse apology…… They should force him to buy that house for $ 10 mill so they can goon  and live golden years in peace. Spike can then use the  house to make a museum of stupidity and hate.

  • coniljw

    Spike is now the fool we always knew he was.

  • bnchy

    Lee shouldn’t be tweeting anyone’s address to threaten them. I still hope the McClains sue his butt off. 

  • Littlered Henn

    Be just like Sandra Fluke.  Don’t accept the apology.  Go after Spike Lee with the same fury as the left who went after Rush.

    Make sure he doesn’t make another dime in this “downright mean country” and it’s citizens he disrespects.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTNLG2MBAL42OUYZ47TIVNOUNU John

    Shouldn’t there be criminal charges against Lee for promoting violence?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GOCPCKU6V6E6BRQOS4FSCP6ZZE driveby_poster

      Not to worry, Eric Holder is filing them even as we speak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THUGRD6ENMFW7RQFKUO7BN2QWU A Yahoo! user

    Like his movies, nothing about “spork loseR” is worth getting involved with.  he fancies himself important, trend-setting and interesting.  WRONG!  JUST ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT(?) BORE!



  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2FDU6N3Q535WMRRY6MPZ47OR4 Dawn

    An apology is not enough.  This couple can’t go back to their own home. They can’t sell it either.  No one would want to buy a house that’s targeted.  Spike Lee has ruined this couple financially, and has taken away what they have worked for all of their lives.

  • xBeth

    Spike needs some jail time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXCEREGSUKCYS36TP4DOVD2MGU DJ


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2QQU55NYAIGI7OFTTIWGXHIA3A doa74656

    Justice in court? Too bad you didnt think of that before you ran your f…. ran your mouth. Yeah justice in court hopefully you will be several million shorter once the mcclains get through with you

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7VXLWQQVBQFI4MZVVCPWJS2HOA The Clinger

    Too little too late!  Spike is the reincarnation and a
    facilitator of lynch mob criminals.  Both he and Sharpton, Jackson are of
    a similar mindset.  Shut up and let the legal system work. Spike
    should be paying for body guards, lodging and meals for that elderly
    couple. And Zimmerman tutored black kids so let him have his day in court. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3S6VVWIIFPYOUKPWPYRESXDTTE art w

    Spike is human excrement

  • Golfendude


  • Golfendude


    The future does not belong to the faint hearted it belongs to the BRAVE RWR 40. 

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. 

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. 

    The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over their has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NSVGZYNZJZAFHVVTIB3FPLRD3Y .

    See what our ” white-African ” President, his party, the race baiters, and the liberal press has started?


    I hope these poor people sue his butt off.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HSIP4HZL375CYMI6VKSDHDQLDE Bounty H

    Spike Lee is a punkassed b!tch.  Worthless scum.

  • tinker_thinker

    He is scum of the earth, how would any body believe he is for human rights now?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BOSBNI3K2YQ2GJSLCBKWIELBA GMACKUS

    He should have given Michelle Malkin’s address.

  • DeeDee1213

    Spike Lee..showed His Ignorance on the day he “tweeted” the WRONG ADDRESS! In the first place , WHO is he to do such a thing ?  HE isnt law enforcement, he isnt an Authority in LAW. He made an ignorant move, and I hope he pays the price for it in the future. I hope THIS FAMILY, gets an attorney and they charge him for Endangerment of these 2 people, and intent to do great bodily harm, had someone acted on his STUPID and ignorant Blatant disregard for Human life. How is he any different from the average everyday Criminal!?

  • Pops

    I accept Lee’s apology at face value, which is ZERO of course until he ponies-up some $ to the McClain’s to compensate them for their suffering. He still committed a felony under 18 USC 373 and should be held accountable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMKFJOKHCMCZ5HOT3AZHCI2V2M David

      Oh yeah ? what crime did he explicitly solicit ?

  • JoeCollins

    WOnder if Gloria Alred would take a lawsuit that was NOT targeting conservatives?  Nah, beneath her . . .

  • https://plus.google.com/110241149383330595258/posts r00t4rd3d

    spike lee is a giant idiot. 

  • John Beam

    Lee should be sued for everything he’s got, AND he should be forced to buy that couple a new home.  Behavior like that should have serious repercussions.

  • Vickie DHaene

    Too little too late I would say.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y44BGFHDLMEHUHYFOJNLDRCONA Jay

     Just add Spike Lee to the list of irrelevant jerks trying to make a name for themselves again. And these folks should sue this thug for all he’s worth.

  • Vee Mack

    And I hope the young man whose picture you posted next to Zimmerman in his nice suit and tie will sue you! Arrest Zimmerman now! Yes he looked really hurt on the video of his arrest in handcuffs. You could see his head bleeding the bandage on his nose and the grass stains on his back, he fought really hard after following a teenager. He must be really tired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001231308115 Henry Apple

    and still you are posting their address??? are you stupid or just ..no wait there is no just you are stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAXCZPGDEQKYXAMYHBOJZ2LVMY dontrenigin12

    this clown is really dumber than a day old slug