Look, as a Native American woman and a fan of movies,
I am B E G I N G YOU
DO NOT SEE THE LONE RANGER IN THEATERS
DO NOT GIVE THIS MOVIE YOUR MONEY
Disney paid off the tribal councils so there wouldn’t be controversy over Johnny Depp as Tonto.
MANY Native people are upset about this, you just don’t hear it because we’re repeatedly SILENCED
PLEASE CONSIDER SEEING PACIFIC RIM INSTEAD! It is a very actiony move written by a POC, starring many POC! :D
Thank you! <3
(I sent this girl a message but I decided to just reblog this just so people know.)
I am also a Native American woman and I belong to the Comanche tribe. Johnny Depp portrays Tonto, a fictional but Comanche character in his film. There was a Comanche adviser on set of this film to help them try and correctly portray the Comanche people even down to smaller details. (Notice in the film that the teepees have 4 poles instead of 3 that are commonly seen in films, that is the way the Comanche people built them.) Our tribe has actually adopted Johnny Depp into our tribe and has been extremely accepting of him and his film. He was even here in the fall for our annual Comanche fair (that I attended) and was even in our parade. Just a little over a week ago he came back here to premiere his movie for us and everyone has loved and enjoyed it. HE DID NOT PAY OFF OUR TRIBE. He has been widely accepted into our tribe and I do understand where you are coming from… But the fact is that he is playing a Comanche man and the Comanche people have no problem with it, so you shouldn’t be too upset over it because it is not directly effecting your tribe or your people.
I’ve also included a few links and until you can provide your own source links, please stop saying they paid off our tribe. Thanks.
I actually heard a snippet of a story on npr about Depp striving to portray Tonto in a non-racist way! I’m hoping that all that’s true.
I’m hoping with all my heart that the second comment is true. Based on interviews, I feel like Johnny Depp tries really hard to not be a dick. Also Pacific Rim doesn’t seem like an obvious alternative to The Lone Ranger (and also it looks like water Transformers?? so no thanks)
but really I know there’s a lot of shitty and offensive stuff out there but the movie hasn’t even been released yet leave it to tumblr to create an issue before there is one