Posted November 2, 2010
Spike Lee put Bedford-Stuyvesant on the cinematic map, but some teens think he sold out the neighborhood with his Brooklyn-themed Absolut Vodka promo.
The kids did a survey of alcohol advertising posters and billboards in the area and found the logo designed by Lee dominated.
“I’ve seen his movies. I was a really big fan. But he lost respect from me,” said Shenel Gunnis, 17.
“You’re not supposed to be promoting stuff like that in areas that can barely afford food.”
She’s one of 10 teens who scoured Bed-Stuy this summer, mapping booze promos for the Children’s Aid Society.
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