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Movie Director Spike Lee boycotting opening of 'Django Unchained'

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Movie Director Spike Lee says he's boycotting the Christmas Day opening of Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.

Lee says the bloody, slavery-revenge film is an insult to his ancestors.

"American slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. It was a holocaust.  My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them," Lee wrote.

The movie also is under scrutiny for its frequent use of the N-word - more than 110 times.

The movie starts Jamie Fox, Kerry Washington and Samuel Jackson. 

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