Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee has endorsed Brooklyn-raised presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a 60-second radio ad pitched at South Carolina Democrats:
Waaaaake up! Wake up, South Carolina! This is your dude, Spike Lee. And you know that I know that you know that the system is rigged! For too long we've given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the okie-doke. Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering. And that's why I am officially endorsing my brother, Bernie Sanders.
Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada! Which means he is not on the take. And when Bernie gets in the White House, he will do the right thing. How can we be sure? Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality his whole career. No flipping, no flopping.
Enough talk—time for action. Hey, Bernie from Brooklyn! Talk to the folks!
(And then Sanders says that he approved the message, after which Lee adds that the ad was "paid for by Bernie 2016, not the billionaires.")
Sanders even gets a Do the Right Thing reference!
In other film industry/campaign news, the Daily Beast reports that Neve Campbell she's "leaning toward Bernie," although I should note that Neve Campbell is Canadian and doesn't appear to have ever become an American citizen. She was, however, in Wild Things, an extremely American movie, which is probably grounds to approve her application should she ever seek naturalization.