Spike Lee pushed a 9/11 conspiracy theory ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th in his new film “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½.”
“I got questions,” the 64-year-old director shared Monday with The New York Times while promoting his upcoming documentary. “And I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11.” (RELATED: Families Affected By 9/11 Ask Biden Not To Come To Memorial Events: REPORT)
The “Do The Right Thing” filmmaker said he doesn’t believe the “official explanations” in the 9-11 Commission Report into the terrorist attacks on that day in New York City when the airplanes were hijacked by terrorists who flew them into the Twin Towers, causing them to collapse. (RELATED: 9/11 Truthers Are Even Dumber Than You Think)
“The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached,” Spike explained. “And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing.”
“But people going to make up their own mind,” he added. “My approach is put the information in the movie and let people decide for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the audience.”
In the trailer released about the 8-hour docu-series, Lee features people like Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Chuck Schumer, firefighters and frontline workers. He also includes interviews with conspiracy theorists from the group Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who push the idea that jet fuel can’t melt metal beams.
Lee revealed Wednesday, he was back in the “editing room” and reediting the final episode of the series in which the original cut dealt with 9/11 truthers, Variety magazine reported.
“I’m Back In The Editing Room And Looking At The Eighth And Final Chapter Of ‘NYC EPICENTERS 9/11-2021½,'” the filmmaker shared in a statement sent from HBO, the outlet noted. “I Respectfully Ask You To Hold Your Judgement Until You See The FINAL CUT.”
The reedited version of the last episode is expected to air on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Deadline reported Thursday, that Lee’s return to the edit room reportedly involved cutting about 30 minutes of his docuseries. The cut section reportedly had interviews with 9/11 truthers who believe in a conspiracy about how the Twin Towers didn’t collapse due to the terrorist attacks.
Update: The original story has been updated to include information about Lee reediting the final part of his documentary.
Update: The original story has been updated a second time to include the editing Lee underwent reportedly involved cutting the interviews with 9/11 truthers.