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John Wayne's Son Defends Him After Troubling Interview Resurfaces Nearly 50 Years Later

John Wayne‘s son Ethan Wayne is speaking out to defend his father after an interview that the late actor did in 1971 resurfaced.

Wayne made disparaging remarks about several groups of people in the interview with Playboy. He used a homophobic slur while describing characters from Midnight Cowboy, which he called a “perverted” film.

“I believe in white supremacy,” he also said. “We can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

Wayne also said that Native Americans “were selfishly trying to keep (the US) for themselves.”

Now, a petition is calling for John Wayne Airport in Southern California to be renamed.

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