Following Green Book‘s victory at the Oscars, pesky Internet users changed the film’s Wikipedia page.
Screenshots of the film’s page with the title changed to “Lying White Guilt Trash”. The names of the authors were also changed.
Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly, was the surprise recipient of the night’s highest honour and has proven a controversial pick.
Lee reportedly made his way to the building’s exit while the film’s producers were delivering their acceptance speeches, but was stopped by staff members.
Lee, whose film Do the Right Thing lost out to Driving Miss Daisy in 1990, said after the ceremony: “Every time someone is driving somewhere, I lose. They changed the seating arrangement.”
Green Book, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, has been widely criticised for falling foul to the “white saviour” trope. Its victory was a shock with many believing Netflix drama Roma would win the main prize.
The comedy-drama also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Ali, who won the same award in 2017 for Moonlight.
Earlier in the evening, Lee won Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
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