Spike Lee Apologizes For Tweeting The Wrong Address Of George Zimmerman Belonging To Elderly Couple

28 Mar

The power of Twitter can be both a blessing and a curse… Often times celebrities can get away with tweeting outlandish stuff and saving face by simply saying they were ‘hacked’ however controversial movie director and Tyler Perry’s daily dose of human haterade Mookie aka Spike Lee couldn’t get away from this one…

It seems Spike tweeted what was suppose to the be home address of George Zimmerman turned out to be the resident of elderly couple David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine McClain, 70, are now living in a hotel because they are concerned for their safety.

“We’re afraid for our lives,” Elaine McClain told WKMG-TV in Orlando.

McClain said her son’s middle name is George and his last name is Zimmerman, but he hadn’t lived at the residence since 1995.


Elaine McClain who suffers from heart problems is said to be very distraught over this entire matter and claims Spike Lee owes her family an apology.

Here is how the entire chain of events occured:

The tweet originated from an account with the twitter handle @MACCAPONE, The Smoking Gun Reported.  The account, which is the handle for a Los Angeles man named Marcus Higgins, tweeted the address at various celebrities. Lee was the only one to retweet it.

The director was active on Twitter today, retweeting negative messages he has received since sharing the McClains’ address.


Spike issued an apology tonight: “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace.”



One Response to “Spike Lee Apologizes For Tweeting The Wrong Address Of George Zimmerman Belonging To Elderly Couple”

  1. Web Prospector March 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    I guess the hotel bill is on Spike 😉

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