Making Meme-ories: Spike Lee’s Prince-Inspired Outfit Brought Out Twitter’s Comedians


Spike Lee’s positively purple ensemble at the 2016 BET Awards on Jun. 26 was supposed to be a nod to the musician Prince, who was honored throughout the show with numerous tribute performances.

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However, from his purple top hat to his matching tie, Twitter basically confirmed that the legendary director’s outfit missed the mark. Most of the responses noted that Lee’s get-up made him look like the Candy Man himself, Willy Wonka.

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Check out some of our favorite responses to this outfit-don’t in the gallery above.