Spike Lee is known for making controversial statements. However, the filmmaker made a crucial mistake in an attempt to spark retaliation against Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman.

Last week, Lee re-tweeted an address that was labeled as George Zimmerman’s to his 200,000 followers. However, the address that Lee re-tweeted belonged to a 41 year-old man name William George Zimmerman. The man’s parents currently reside at the address and have been bombarded by visitors and news media.

Lee has yet to speak about the incident and could possibly face a lawsuit.

Should Spike Lee apologize, or should he be given a pass for his attempt at protest?–amir shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.