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Johnny Depp Wants To Salute Native Americans!

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Thank goodness Disney got their panties out of a bunch and picked Lone Ranger back up!

Now Johnny Depp can pay homage to all of the wonderful Native Americans out there.

Yep, the acting god wants to use his character Tonto to make a point. He says:

I like the character of Tonto. I think I have interesting plans for the character, and I think the film itself could be entertaining and very funny. But also I like the idea of having the opportunity to make fun of the idea of the Indian as a sidekick — which has always been [the case] throughout the history of Hollywood, the Native American has always been a second-class, third-class, fourth-class citizen, and I don't see Tonto that way at all. So it's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans.

Very niiice, Johnny! If there's anyone in Hollywood who can do it properly, we think it's you (sorry Team Jacob)!

If you're going to the premiere of Rum Diary tonight, gaze at him for us!

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Johnny Depp Wants To Salute Native Americans!”

  1. 1

    I wouldn't feel very honored by being saluted by a person who supports a hebephilic rapist, but I guess that's subjective.

  2. buck says – reply to this


    just play the role as its written Deep, we don't need you re-writing history for your political correct agenda to make you feel some sort of self-worth.

  3. yeez says – reply to this


    Re: buck – You're right. White people must uphold their duty to propagate false and blatantly racist stereotypes so that we can justify the way that minorities are treated in this country.

  4. buck says – reply to this


    Re: yeez – Well said.

  5. 5

    Lone Ranger and Tonto = Kirk and Spock. Holmes and Waton. At least, that is how I think it should be in this movie. Have them be equals.

  6. 6

    There's no pleasing some people, is there?!! Mr. Depp is sincere in his reasoning and aims here - he has native American blood himself, and wishes to honour that ancestry. Yet still there are people who try to destroy what is a good and honourable thing - sadly, I think perhaps Mr. Depp is wasting his time and energy here.

  7. 7

    Re: HumiliatedGrape – There are always people that like to criticize others. He didn't do anything wrong and didn't say anything wrong, but meh, people love hating. It's all about being jealous or bored.

  8. sxy says – reply to this


    Read Vanity Fair last page about he said he no longer has Native American Roots Vanessa did research and it appears he is only French. On his mother and fathers side. Hmmmm so he dont wanna be native anymore. I know his mama was a Wells I didnt know Wells was French hmm ok we gotcha Depp. You want to be French so bad. But sorry no deal you are still native. Well you shouldve kept that to yourself until after the movie. That is if they will have you. The natives. Read Vanity fair on stands now. I am only quoting what he said.

  9. 9

    Re: sxy – The point is, that he's going to play a Native-American character. That's all. He chose to play this character. If he chose it, I guess he don't "hate" being a Native-American so bad.

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    I admire and agree with Depp's take on this. It's creative, and being more just is never wrong. It always bothered me to see the subservient nature of the indigenous roles in productions long past; written with only one cultural point of view and no appreciation and understanding of another culture.

  11. 11

    @iGotNoIdea: You're right - Johnny doesn't hate being native American. Sxy states that in the Vanity Fair interview, he 'said he no longer has Native American roots'. In fact, that isn't true. I have a copy of Vanity Fair and looked this up. Yes, he is part French - the name Depp possibly originates from Dieppe, and the interview states 'Depp from Dieppe, a Cherokee with French blood'. The autobiography I read also says he has Irish, German and English blood also - and what a beautiful result! The French blood apparently is on his mother's side.
    One recent article (earlier this year) was about a genealogist who had traced Mr. Depp's ancestry as far back as he could go, and he claims that Johnny, through his English roots, might even have royal blood! I think the Queen should abdicate in his favour immediately…

  12. 12

    Re: HumiliatedGrape – Yup. I have nothing more to add. I don't think he's ashamed at all in his roots. He has a Native-American tat if I remember correctly, and by saying "It's a great opportunity for me to salure Native-Americans" I assume he really has no shame about his roots. And as I said, he chose to play Tonto, I guess he don't hate being a Native-American THAT much. (: