Hollywood never learns from its mistakes
The Kansas City Star
It is hard to believe there are no American Indian actors anywhere on the planet, and only Disney would resurrect something as stereotypically bad as the “Line Ranger.”
Both, unfortunately, are coming to a movie theater near you. Johnny Depp will be playing Tonto, the non-native, Native American, in the new Disney movie “Lone Ranger.” Jay Silverheels, a Canadian Mohawk tribe member, played Tonto in the 1950s original TV show.
That show and a bunch of westerns fed the nation a stream of stereotypes about American Indians. Here we go again.
The movie is to hit the theaters in 2013.