03/09/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

The Eddie Murphy-produced animated Fox sitcom "The PJs," by filmmaker Spike Lee, for being "hateful, I think, toward black people." Lee voiced his criticism (not the first about the highly rated show) before an annual gathering of TV writers in Pasadena CA on Sunday, the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King. There has been no comment on the matter from Murphy.

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