Spike Lee is making headlines again regarding his currently-running campaign on Kickstarter. Yesterday he was interviewed by BET and one of the subjects at hand was his recent tiff with CNBC pundit Trish Regan, who led an interview with Lee by alluding to criticisms he and other celebrities receive after listing projects on the world’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding web site.
When asked about the net effect of the contentious interview, Lee pulled no punches, explaining that the incident resulted in increased funding for his Kickstarter project.
No, it actually backfired [on her]. I got people who didn’t want to give me a dime and said, “Spike, I wasn’t giving you s–t but the way that lady acted — I’m pledging.” So it backfired and it backfired on CNBC, too. They did the very hard job of making me [appear] sympathetic. [Laughs] They did it! I have no regrets at all. They came in with their agenda and it blew up in their face.