Spike Lee Apologizes For Erroneous George Zimmerman Address Tweet

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Spike Lee, pardon the pun, decided to do the right thing.

The director has apologized for erroneously re-tweeting the address of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman ... only to post an elderly couple's instead.

The tweet did not originate with Spike, but his re-tweet of the wrong Zimmerman address to over 250,000 followers put a pair of seniors in harm's way.

David and Elaine McClain, 72 and 70 respectively, were forced to flee their home and move into a hotel temporarily because of death threats and scrutiny.

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Last night, Lee tweeted, "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was a Mistake. Please Leave The McClains in Peace."

Lee also seemed to subtly ask people who are angry about Trayvon's death to leave Zimmerman's fate to the legal system, closing with, "Justice in Court."

The apology came hours after the McClains reportedly lawyered up, but Spike almost certainly felt bad, given that he put an innocent couple's lives at risk.

Whatever you think about the fact that he would choose to re-tweet what he thought was Zimmerman's address in the first place, he meant no harm to the McClains.

Zimmerman, who friends say is not a racist and is devastated by the shooting of Martin, remains under investigation but has not been charged in the case.

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What was this man thinking of to Tweet the address of Zimmerman to anyone??!! To add to this insane move, he re-Tweets the wrong address. Had anyone been hurt, I wonder if Lee would have been arrested!

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I fully believe he acted in the heat of the moment, we have all done it at some point. He is just human who feels strongly about what has transpired from this young mans death. He tweeted once and then others retweeted his tweet... he didnt not keep retweeting this and he actually deleted the original.

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He is a Racist and a Civil Trial should be next. A Mistake is when your Daydreaming driving thru a School Zone. He is a Wealthy Producer! He tweeted hundreds of times. That is not a Mistake! Do what Blacks / take him to court! Show me the money- Racist!

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