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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:20 PM

Outrage after John Wayne's old interview resurfaces

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Reply Outrage after John Wayne's old interview resurfaces (Original post)
yuiyoshida Jun 29 OP
Pantagruel Jun 29 #1
Major Nikon Jun 29 #2
ouija Jun 29 #3
SergeStorms Jun 29 #5
Pantagruel Jun 30 #8
Merlot Jun 30 #6
llashram Jun 29 #4
pecosbob Jun 30 #7

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. Ethan Wayne's defense

seems to be it was just one interview. It would be a bit unfair to focus only on one interview, maybe the participants didn't get along, maybe the author had an agenda, maybe JW was high. I don't know but give him at least the courtesy of a broader investigation?
My question was there any other evidence of JW's racism outside that interview?
Are there other interviews, mentions of racism in books of the times, biographies of contemporaries or writings of JW himself that would corroborate?

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

2. Native Americans were depicted as savages in his movies

Pretty much the universal theme in his westerns was Native Americans were good if they helped the white man, but otherwise they were murderous animals who raped, pillaged, and attacked white people at every opportunity. Certainly Wayne didn’t invent these myths, but he certainly perpetuated them. For that alone he shouldn’t be honored for anything.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:18 PM

3. Ha

Bye John

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:31 PM

5. He was very big...

in the "anti-communist" Hollywood scare/crusade as well. Marion Morrison was a racist piece of crap who just loved tearing others down in order to make himself look more "patriotic" and "clean". He helped destroy many people's lives in Hollywood. Everything they say about Morrison, and more, is true. Fuck Marion Morrison.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:23 AM

8. More research

yielded further RW leanings during the McCarthy scares, so basically you're right, fuck Marion.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:48 AM

6. Just one interview? How many times does someone need to say something before we believe?

If someone tells you who they are, believe them. It isn't a mistake or needing more investigation.

Most people don't make racist statements just because they don't get along with their interviewer.

We owe john wayne no courtesy.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:49 AM

7. Even John Ford Called Wayne out for taking a deferment during the war

Draft-dodger, racist, right wing blowhard.

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