John Wayne Day Rejected Due To Star’s Racist Views | Film News – Conversations About Her

John Wayne Day Rejected Due To Star’s Racist Views | Film News

Conversations About Her

John Wayne Day Rejected Due To Star’s Racist Views | Film News

John Wayne

 

A legend of Hollywood he may be, but no one these days accepts the outdated viewpoints of the past. Californian lawmakers rejected the proposal to have a day celebrating the work of Hollywood star John Wayne, citing comments he made about racial minorities and his support and loyalty to the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee.

 

Assemblyman Luis Alejo commented: “He had disturbing views towards race”. He cited an interview the star did with Playboy, where he talked negatively about black people, quoting: “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people”. As I said previously, a legend he may be, but a wise man he certainly isn’t or wasn’t.

 

#Peace.Love.JohnWayne

Share Button

Have your say....

comments