Spike Lee on Coronavirus: ‘We Were Killing This Planet’

Spike Lee on Coronavirus: ‘We Were Killing This Planet’

April 13, 2020

In an interview last weekend on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, filmmaker Spike Lee suggested the earth was “angry” at mankind for going “too far” and unleashed the coronavirus pandemic as revenge.

“Before Corona, after Corona. This is changing everything,” Lee said. “But you know why, the reason, I read an article about it. How pollution is clearing up. Skies are clear. Animals are coming out. I mean you know, the Earth was angry at us,” Lee explained. “People may think I’m crazy that I believe it in my heart and soul. That we had gone too far and Earth said, ‘Hold up, we gotta change this.’”

“And this time that everything was shut down, the Earth has come alive,” he claimed. Water is clear. … And the other day I read in The New York Times, LA had the clearest air in the world. Los Angeles!”

Anthropomorphizing the planet is nonsense. The earth isn’t “angry” or seeking revenge. It hasn’t somehow reversed pollution in 2-3 weeks of lockdowns. Celebrity clearly doesn’t confer insight or even common sense.

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