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Spike Lee editing 9/11 documentary series over conspiracy theory criticisms

The acclaimed director said he still has questions over the attacks.

Filmmaker Spike Lee said he is editing the final episode of his 9/11 documentary series following criticism for including conspiracy theorists.

The Oscar-winner’s HBO series NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½ explores the 2001 terror attacks and the impact of the pandemic, which ravaged the Big Apple.

The final episode, set to air on September 11, reportedly included conspiracy group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who believe the tragedy was the result of a controlled demolition.

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Spike Lee is making changes to his 9/11 documentary series following criticism for including conspiracy theorists (Ian West/PA)

The theory has long been debunked.

Following criticism, Lee, 64, said he is editing the episode.

He said: “I’m Back In The Editing Room And Looking At The Eighth And Final Chapter Of NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½. I Respectfully Ask You To Hold Your Judgment Until You See The FINAL CUT.”

Almost 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks after al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners.

Two passenger jets were flown into the World Trade Centre towers, causing their collapse.

The final episode of Lee’s series is said to include both conspiracy theorists and experts refuting their claims, leading to allegations the director was giving both sides an equal voice.

Lee, a famously proud New Yorker, told the New York Times he still has questions over the attacks.

He said: “And I hope that maybe the legacy of this documentary is that Congress holds a hearing, a congressional hearing about 9/11.”

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