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Entertainment Racism: Donald Trump flies to the rescue of John Wayne

03:05  30 june  2020
03:05  30 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

John Wayne's son defends dad from allegations of racism

  John Wayne's son defends dad from allegations of racism John Wayne's son has expressed dismay over demands to remove the movie star's name from an Orange County, California airport due to alleged ties to racism. Local politicians have called for a rebranding of the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana over comments the late actor made about the black, Native American and LGBTQ+ communities in a 1971 interview with Playboy magazine. During the chat, the True Grit star reportedly said: "I believe in whiteLocal politicians have called for a rebranding of the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana over comments the late actor made about the black, Native American and LGBTQ+ communities in a 1971 interview with Playboy magazine.

John Wayne Airport in Orange County also came under increased pressure to scrap the name of the conservative star actor. The effort was launched last year after an interview Wayne gave to playboy in 1971 was brought to public attention. In the interview he said: “I believe in white supremacy until the

Trump likes Wayne (who campaigned for rightwing causes in Hollywood) and Wayne would’ve liked Trump – at least according to the cowboy star’s Ethan Wayne , the actor’s son and president of John Wayne Enterprises, responded with a statement in which he said no one “can speak on behalf

Une statue de John Wayne se dresse dans l'aéroport d'Orange County à Santa Ana (Californie), qui porte le nom de l'acteur © MARIO TAMA A statue of John Wayne stands in Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, California, which bears the name of the actor

President Donald Trump flew to the rescue of his late film idol John Wayne on Monday accused of making racist remarks by members of the Democratic Party in California who demanded that an airport bearing his name be renamed.

Symbol of traditional America with its dozens of roles of cowboys and virile soldiers even machismo, John Wayne expressed "opinions favorable to the white supremacy, anti-LGBT and anti-indigenous", wrote in a resolution adopted Friday evening on Orange County Democratic Party, south of Los Angeles.

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Trump likes Wayne (who campaigned for rightwing causes in Hollywood) and Wayne would’ve liked Trump – at least according to the cowboy star’s Ethan Wayne , the actor’s son and president of John Wayne Enterprises, responded with a statement in which he said no one “can speak on behalf

Trump likes Wayne (who campaigned for rightwing causes in Hollywood) and Wayne would’ve liked Trump – at least according to the cowboy star’s Ethan Wayne , the actor’s son and president of John Wayne Enterprises, responded with a statement in which he said no one “can speak on behalf

The party quotes in particular an interview published in 1971 by Playboy magazine where the actor is quoted saying: "I believe in white supremacy" and "I do not feel guilty for the fact that here are five or ten generations, these people were slaves".

"The Orange County Democratic Party condemns John Wayne's racist and sectarian statements and calls for the name of John Wayne to be removed from Orange County airport," said the resolution.

This request comes at a time when part of American society has begun a deep examination of conscience on the discrimination that undermines it. Numerous statues and monuments associated with slavery and racist oppression have been removed or renamed in the wake of demonstrations denouncing the death of George Floyd, black man in his forties asphyxiated by a white police officer.

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Trump likes Wayne (who campaigned for rightwing causes in Hollywood) and Wayne would’ve liked Trump – at least according to the cowboy star’s Ethan Wayne , the actor’s son and president of John Wayne Enterprises, responded with a statement in which he said no one “can speak on behalf

Trump likes Wayne (who campaigned for rightwing causes in Hollywood) and Wayne would’ve liked Trump – at least according to the cowboy star’s Ethan Wayne , the actor’s son and president of John Wayne Enterprises, responded with a statement in which he said no one “can speak on behalf

"Now the worthless Democrats want to remove John Wayne's name from an airport," President Trump reacted on Twitter, calling the idea "unbelievable stupidity."

Trump has presented himself in the past as an "old fan" of John Wayne. He even posed alongside the actor's daughter in Iowa, his state of birth, during his 2016 election campaign.

The family of John Wayne, who has a statue at Orange County airport and another in Beverly Hills rejected accusations of racism against her.

"It would be unfair to judge someone on the basis of an interview used out of context," said John Wayne's son Ethan on CNN television last year. "They are trying to challenge the way he led his life, and the way he led his life was who he was," he said.

Died in 1979, John Wayne starred in more than 150 films. He was in the running for several Oscars, and received the statuette of the best actor for "One hundred dollars for a sheriff" in 1969.

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