The great thing about Twitter is that it breaks news…
The bad thing about Twitter is that there is A LOT of bad information floating around…
Rumors can snowball into what we want to believe is the truth; and no matter how many times Bill Cosby “dies” on Twitter some how people still retweet as if it’s the gospel. Unfortunately lessons have not been learned… A couple of days ago Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) received a tweet from Marcus Higgins (@MacCapone) that supposedly had the home address of the man who killed Trayvon Martin; George Zimmerman.
Spike Lee took that tweet and decided it was a good idea to retweet it to all of his followers (200K +)!
With all that has gone down with the death of Trayvon Martin; this is no way to promote justice and Spike Lee should know better. Last year Sarah Palin was criticized for bulls-eye targets and since the rise of the Tea Party their rhetoric has been thought of hate speech. So why would Lee think it is a good idea in a racial charge environment to give out the address of the man in the middle of the controversy?
The only answer I could come up with is stupidity!
But that would not be the last of Lee’s stupidity as it was revealed that the address Lee retweeted was the address of an elderly couple and not Martin’s killer Zimmerman; since the now infamous retweet the couple has lived in fear.
With crazy people like The New Black Panther Party offering a bounty for Zimmerman’s capture, no good can come from the publicizing Zimmerman’s address. Spike Lee should be a shamed of himself and an apology via twitter is not enough
“I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace.” – Spike Lee
I think Dana Loesch said it best in one of her tweets, Spike Lee needs to #DoTheRightThing
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!
The whole thing was preventable.