The US political race has plenty of Hollywood A-listers vouching for their favourite candidate, but Spike Lee did one better and created a radio ad nodding to his own 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” .
"Wake up. Wake up, South Carolina!" says Lee in the 60 second ad, before joining Bernie's crusade against a "rigged economy", even calling him "my brother Bernie".
"I know that you know the system is rigged. For too long we have given our vote to corporate puppets. Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the great recession of 2008, and many are still recovering. And that’s why I am officially endorsing my brother Bernie Sanders. Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he is not on the take. And when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing."
Bernie has approved of Spike Lee's message, which will air on all stations in South Carolina the coming weeks.
"How can we be sure? Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action"