John Wayne isn’t a role model

I have no desire to cater to racists of any kind. That is why I always speak up when someone says they like John Wayne. I personally cannot understand how people can idolise a man who was so incredibly racist and sexist.

“I don’t feel we did wrong by taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it to themselves.” – John Wayne

That is some colonial bull-shit right there. You can read the rest of the interview here. Trust me, it gets much worst.

John Wayne was a guy who dominated the film industry and screwed over people of colour. He didn’t care about the actual lives of people of colour.

 

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