Holy Crap This Vintage John Wayne ‘Playboy’ Interview Is DEPLORABLE!

Who knew the most controversial subject on a random day in 2019 would be John Wayne?

The True Grit star was known in the industry for being a jerk even back when he was the biggest movie star on the planet, but for the most part people only remember the films which live on years after his death.

That’s why some folks on Twitter were shocked to see some truly deplorable quotes, not from behind closed doors, but from a published interview in Playboy magazine.

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Even for the sensibilities of 1971 they’re pretty gross, but for 2019? Yeesh!

Wayne said in response to a question about racial discrimination:

“With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgement to irresponsible people.”

Whoa! It is one thing to use insensitive terminology which eventually was seen for its offensiveness. This ain’t that. He totally said he believed in “white supremacy” because he thought black people weren’t educated enough. Damn.

Lest you think he misspoke, he confirmed when pressed on the issue:

“The academic community has developed certain tests that determine whether blacks are sufficiently equipped scholastically. But some blacks have tried to force the issue and enter college when they haven’t passed the tests and don’t have the requisite background.”

Wow. Ick. And when he spoke about films he considered “perverted” he had a charmingly homophobic answer for what he meant:

“Oh, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy, that kind of thing. Wouldn’t you say that the wonderful love of those two men in Midnight Cowboy, a story about two f**s, qualifies?”

However, he sad he firmly believed “healthy, lusty sex” between a man and a woman should definitely be in movies.


Well, they don’t make movie idols like they used to. Thank goodness.

The reaction to the unearthed quotes is actually pretty inneresting. Obviously there were those whose minds were blown…

But they soon became surpassed by folks who already knew — and found the whole thing hilarious!

And of course right wingers defending him…

But you know what? Screw their tweets. Imagine the worst. Sprinkle the word “snowflake” and add threats of violence. You got it.


Did YOU know how gross John Wayne was??

[Image via Paramount/WENN.]

Feb 19, 2019 4:52pm PDT