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John Wayne, Great Actor, Terrible Human Being

Society & Culture  (tags: movies, celebrity, history, usa )

- 1138 days ago -
One of the greatest Hollywood celebrities of the 20th Century held racist views that today would brand him a bigoted buffoon.


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Mari 's (1356)
Friday October 9, 2015, 10:32 am
Very sad

Dale Husband (123)
Friday October 9, 2015, 10:35 am
You know how damn depressing it is to find out that a man your own parents may have idolized was so ignorant in his values?!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 9, 2015, 11:15 am
Great actor?

. (0)
Friday October 9, 2015, 11:17 am
I never knew he was so......... so horrible in the way he thought about Native Americans. Also shows how we may feel a person is a great actor/actress but can also be a horrible human being. It's so very sad that an icon like John Wayne thought the way he did. Makes me wonder what other thoughts he had that make him a horrible person with regards to other humans.

james C (8)
Friday October 9, 2015, 12:28 pm
Sorry but I wish that the world would stop this looking back, he like 100's of others was a person of his time, reading something in Playboy magazine, that is 44 years old, and then making a big thing about it, that to me is sad.
By the way I was and am still not a fan of John Wayne as I do not think he was a great actor!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 9, 2015, 12:33 pm
John Wayne marry Mexican lady, but most American bad about Mexican peeples. Seem everyone hate everyone else. Movies fun tho.

Sheila D (194)
Friday October 9, 2015, 1:19 pm
Enjoyed his movies, but never knew he was so conservative...will still enjoy the movies, but not much respect for the man anymore. Thanx Dale.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday October 9, 2015, 2:13 pm
Was Ronald Reagan a great actor, 'cause he sure was a lousy President.

Animae C (507)
Friday October 9, 2015, 4:39 pm
i agree with James C.

John Wayne was probably like many of his time.

. (0)
Friday October 9, 2015, 10:00 pm
I don't see anything he said as making him a terrible human being.
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