Spike Lee Defends Interviewing 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists in
Spike Lee in an interview with The New York Times from Monday defined why one episode of his documentary sequence on the anniversary of 9/11 consists of interviews with conspiracy theorists about how the towers fell, including that he shares a few of their questions.
As a part of his HBO doc sequence “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½,” Lee within the remaining episode interviews members of the conspiracy group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. And he was requested why he wished to incorporate their perspective within the movie alongside different politicians and individuals who misplaced family members within the assault.
“Because I still don’t … I mean, I got questions. And I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11,” Lee mentioned.
When pressed whether or not he buys the official clarification, Lee echoed a preferred conspiracy concept about whether or not jet gas can soften metal beams that induced the World Trade Center towers to break down. The National Institute for Standards and Technology has accepted the official clarification and has usually refused to debate conspiracy theorists. And many have debated whether or not even indulging these views provides the concepts credence.
“The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached. And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing,” Lee mentioned. “But people going to make up their own mind. My approach is put the information in the movie and let people decide for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the audience.”
The New York Times reporter challenged the conspiracy concept and mentioned that Lee doesn’t ask folks to “make up your own mind” on the subject of the vaccine or to the outcomes of the election.
“People are going to think what they think, regardless. I’m not dancing around your question. People are going to think what they think,” he replied. “People have called me a racist for ‘Do the Right Thing.’ People said in ‘Mo’ Better Blues’ I was antisemitic. ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ that was misogynist. People are going to just think what they think. And you know what? I’m still here, going on four decades of filmmaking.”
Read Spike Lee’s full interview with The New York Times right here.
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