Spike Lee Slams TCA Audience Because They Didn't Clap for Mike Tyson

The director is miffed reporters didn't applaud for Tyson's entrance.

Posted: 07/30/2013 10:00 AM EDT

It's not uncommon for Spike Lee to tell people exactly how he feels, and on Monday he defended his pal Mike Tyson.  

Lee, who has been doing a huge amount of press lately to draw donors to his Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next independent project, looked visibly upset when reports at the Television Critics Association conference failed to applaud when he and Tyson entered the room for a press conference. 

"No one clapped upon their entrance and Lee scolded reporters,” a spy told Page Six. “He told them, ‘Usually when the heavyweight champion of the world enters the room, people applaud.’ ” Lee started clapping, and the room followed. Tyson broke the ice by quipping, “There’s no way I’m Charles Manson . . . but I’m never going to be a Mother Teresa, either.” 

On a lighter note, Lee indicated in an interview on Monday that he's working on a sequel for his hit School Daze. The notable director says he has a script for a "modern-day School Daze that is the bomb."

As far as we can tell, the project hasn't gone beyond the script stage, but we'll still hold out hope!

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