Spike Lee Apologizes of the Day

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Spike Lee Apologizes of the Day
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Last night, Spike Lee issued an apology to the McClains, the couple whose address he mistakenly retweeted as the address of the man who shot Trayvon Martin.

"I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address," tweeted the director. "It Was A Mistake.Please Leave The McClain's In Peace.Justice In Court"

Last weekend, Lee retweeted an address to his 250,000 followers, believing it to be the home of George Zimmerman. The address was actually the home of David and Elaine McClain, an elderly Florida couple with no connection to the highly publicized case.

The McClains had to leave their home for a hotel after they received several threats from strangers. Lee himself was subjected to many racially charged responses after his mistake.

TMZ claims that Lee's apology came shortly after the couple hired a lawyer.

[TMZ]

Fake Tweeter of the Day

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Fake Tweeter of the Day
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Over the weekend, a Twitter account claiming to be comedian Will Ferrell made quite a buzz with promises of large donations to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

"R.I.P. Trayvon Martin," wrote @RealFerrellWill. "For every R-T this tweet gets, $1 will be donated to the #TrayvonMartin Foundation, which helps counteract racism."

Of course, it was quickly found out that @RealFerrellWill was not actually the real Ferrell, and the foundation does not exist.

Despite being a fake, the account managed to gather up over 43,000 followers and earned retweets from hundreds of people, including comedian Aziz Ansari. The account has since been suspended.

"That is definitely NOT Will Ferrell who does NOT have a Twitter account," Ferrell's rep told The Hollywood Reporter. "We've informed Twitter that this is a hoax."

[TheHollywoodReporter]

Controversial Tweet of the Day

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Controversial Tweet of the Day
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Universal Pictures' Twitter account caused a commotion today after one of their tweets encouraged followers to send pictures of "MILFS" to an American Pie photo contest.

The site urges people to submit shots of themselves or "hot moms" they know, and then share the contest with their friends.

"Get 20 ratings that average 3 out of 5 or better on the Stiffy Meter" says the Break.com contest page, "and you qualify to win a brand new iPad 2 and more!"

Many followers criticized the tweet and the contest, reminding Universal Pictures that the messages are also being read by youngsters.

"That last tweet just lost you a follower.." wrote SamWelkerTV, "come on, you have kids following you guys.."

"MILF" is an acronym for "Mother I'd Like to F*ck," which became popular after a character said it in the first American Pie film.

The contest itself is pretty offensive, but I'm more offended by the fact that people are still using the term "MILF."

[ONTD]

Twitter Fight of the Day

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Twitter Fight of the Day
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M.I.A. and CNN's Anderson Cooper recently had a run in on Twitter over a 2009 article from the Anderson Cooper 360 website that called the rapper a "Lady Tamil Tiger" and suggested that she supports terrorist groups.

"@AndersonCooper called me a terrorist for speaking out , and expressed support for the SLgov when this was happening," tweeted the "Bad Girls" rapper earlier this week.

Cooper then cheekily tweeted back that she was mistaken, and wrote: "I never called you a terrorist. I don't even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl."

After a few clarifying tweets, it came out that the article in question was not actually written by Cooper, and was only linked (with M.I.A.'s rebuttal) on his show's website. The host tweeted that M.I.A. should check her facts, and reminded her that he defended her "finger pointing" at the Superbowl.

That seemed to sort everything out, and after M.I.A. suggested some viewing materials for the host, she thanked him for "defending my finger."

[ONTD]