Spike Lee is getting mocked for his outfit at Sunday night’s BET Awards, drawing comparisons to Willy Wonka and the Mad Hatter for his tribute to late musician Prince.
The “Chi-Raq” director wore a purple suit and top hat, prompting many on social media to blast him for his outfit choice.
“Spike Lee really outchea looking like The Mad Hatter. God bless,” #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign posted.
Other attendees who honored Prince at the BET Awards on Sunday were Janelle Monae, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and Erykah Badu.
However, one user rushed to Lee’s defense, writing, “Wow at all these people rippin on Spike Lee for a memorial gesture for a legend. Get your f–king weight up, world.”
Earlier this month, Lee hosted a Purple People Party on the streets of Brooklyn to honor Prince, who died on Apr. 21 at the age of 57.
The party kicked off with a live marching band. Lee served as band leader, carrying a golden guitar in the shape of Prince’s symbol.
See reactions to Lee’s outfit below.
I know Spike Lee is dressed to honor Prince, but that hat makes him look like Johnny Depp in every movie he's ever been in. #BETAwards
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) June 27, 2016
— X (@XLNB) June 27, 2016
Spike Lee outfit was straight Willy wonka
— Kevo (@Bevo_Haze) June 27, 2016
just saw a glimpse of Spike Lee at te BET awards, where is he dressed like the mad hatter??
— Milana. (@alphavulpeculae) June 27, 2016
Oompa.. Loompa.. Oompady Dee.. If you were wise you'd be like Spike Lee ???????? pic.twitter.com/ILwmaet4oT
— King of the Jungle (@SimbaENT) June 27, 2016
That hat Spike Lee wearing got me thinking a Spike Lee remake of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory would be lit. #BETAwards
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 27, 2016
Spike Lee really outchea looking like The Mad Hatter. God bless. #BETAwards
— ☔️ April ☔️ (@ReignOfApril) June 27, 2016
spike lee looks like he's about to drop the hottest candy bar of 2016 pic.twitter.com/8ZjbkqoLPr
— stephen (@bortions) June 27, 2016
Spike Lee looked like he was gonna answer all of your questions with a riddle. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/q3pCDyOouN
— Apollo Williams (@ApolloKnoxx1) June 27, 2016
Wow at all these people rippin on Spike Lee for a memorial gesture for a legend.
Get your fucking weight up, world.
— FriedSol (@Meet_Sol) June 27, 2016