Director Spike Lee’s recent profanity-laced rant about gentrification in his hometown on Brooklyn, N.Y. has clearly struck a nerve.
After his complaints about the “great influx of white people” received widespread media attention, it appears that locals in the area have retaliated.
According to NY1, “Do the Right Thing,” a reference to Lee’s famous 1989 film of the same name, was spray-painted on a Brooklyn home next door to where Lee used to live. The Inside Man filmmaker currently lives in Manhattan.
Meanwhile, people in the neighborhood think the incident is directly related to Lee’s controversial remarks.
“I think that somebody was probably trying to retaliate against the other neighbors who complained about the music rehearsals that are always on going in the Lee’s house – ever since I moved here. Never bothered me at all. There is no excuse for spray painting some one’s house, No matter what you feel,”Dianne Mackenzie, a neighbor, told NY1. “There are other avenues for protest if that’s what you want to do.”