Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why Aren't There Calls To Boycott 'The Lone Ranger'?

Okay ...

Every sports team in America that has some form of Native American reference in their name is under political correctness assault.  The 'outrage' over the Washington Redskins, for example.  The race baiters smell blood in the water.  Even the race hucksters in Congress are trying to get into the act, calling for government action against their home team unless it changes its name.  What a load of crap.

Well, why aren't these people walking the picket line against 'The Lone Ranger'?  Why aren't they all over the news and talk TV demanding blood?  Why isn't Fauxcahontas up in Mass crying on the Capital's steps at the outrage?

I'm talking about the casting of Johnny Depp as Tonto.

Johnny Depp, as white as a hotel sheet. 

Isn't that bit of casting clearly racism?  Shouldn't the studio have found a real Native American to play a Native American on screen?

(We know the answer - the studio paid Depp, a boxoffice draw, to play in a shitty movie to increase their payday.)

(We also know why there won't be any protest - Depp is a far left wing kook, a Hollywood darling.  If Depp was a well known conservative, I would bet pretty much anything that there WOULD be protests.)

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