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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Spike Lee apologizes to elderly couple for incorrect tweet, but what if it were correct?


Spike Lee. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
• Maybe Spike Lee can team up with Anthony Weiner to form a support group for public figures who make lousy decisions on Twitter. The acclaimed filmmaker provocateur has apologized for helping disseminate the address of a Florida couple across the Internet, causing them to flee their home. The Sanford address for Elaine and David McClain has been mistakenly linked in social media to that of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin . Lee later deleted the tweet. “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address,” he wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. “It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClains In Peace. Justice In Court.” But what if it had been the correct address for Zimmerman — what action did Lee hope his quarter-million followers would take? At his office’s direction, we faxed Lee the question; we’ll update if he responds. Meanwhile, comedian and Green Party presidential hopeful Roseanne Barr tweeted Zimmerman’s actual address, reports The Smoking Gun, but deleted it when she realized that, as she tweeted, “vigilante-ism is what killed Trayvon. I don’t support that.”

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