John Wayne Day Rejected Due To Star’s Racist Views | Film News
A legend of Hollywood he may be, but no one these days accepts the outdated viewpoints of the past.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.
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