Spike Lee bout to say "Look under your chairs for the Golden Ticket".— LAST LAUGH 2 TICKETS IN BIO @theeLastLaugh on IG (@ThatDudeMCFLY) June 27, 2016
Spike Lee looks like what it would look like if Gene Wilder's WillyWonka & Johnny Depp's had a baby, caught it on fire & put out with a rake— Jimmy Shaw (@roadkill3x) June 27, 2016
Spike Lee is dressed either as Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter, but either way he's stepping on Johnny Depp's turf. #BETAwards— Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) June 27, 2016
Incredibly, though, Lee has been accused of dressing like the Mad Hatter since 2013—and probably before that.
Other roasters invoked images of Jiminy Cricket.
since the show is over, Spike Lee can sneak his outfit back into Disney studios before Jiminy Cricket wakes & sees it's missing #BETAwards— DJ JackHammer (@DJ_JackHammer) June 27, 2016
That comparison has also been drawn for a number of years.
Possibly the most canny burn of the night alluded to Queen Elizabeth II, she of the outrageous headwear. Imagine the embarrassment of honoring the wrong monarch!
And, for honorable mention…
Hey, the man can only be himself. Though that hat must have really ruined the view for whoever sat behind him.