* MemeticMutation: "A Spike Lee Joint"
** After giving out [[http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5094762/spike-lee-sued-for-posting-wrong-zimmerman-address-on-twitter the wrong address of George Zimmerman]] on Twitter, "Spike Lee Angrily Tweets", wherein he posts something about an unrelated but similar-sounding person or subject to the article in question became a running joke on many sites including the Onion AV Club. For example, "Charles Manson about to get married in jail, Spike Lee angrily tweets Marilyn Manson's address".
* MinorityShowGhetto: His focus on black people might cause his work to fall into this. His highest grossest film, ''Film/InsideMan'', does star black actor Creator/DenzelWashington, but features a more diverse cast than his highly praised, but less successful films like ''Malcolm X'' and ''Do the Right Thing''.