Let's All Hold Hands and Feel Righteous Anger Over Johnny Depp's Words
6/20/2013 1:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
You've heard people talking about that "Lone Ranger" movie by now, right? And the the things you've heard probably haven't been all that great. Let's just face it, friends: it doesn't look like a good movie. It looks stupid and boring and -- let's just say it -- maybe a little bit racist. And yes, we're looking at you, Johnny "Tonto" Depp.
We don't need to discuss every single reason why Johnny Depp playing the character of Tonto is a bad idea, but we all know that there are a whole lot of them. Alternately, if you're Johnny Depp, there are no reasons why it's a bad idea, because it's actually a very good idea! Are you confused? So is the rest of the world. But here's Johnny's argument:
"I wanted to maybe give some hope to kids on the reservations. They're living without running water and seeing problems with drugs and booze. But I wanted to be able to show these kids, "F--- that! You're still warriors, man."
Can someone advise Johnny to get in a time machine and go back to an era where he made good movies and didn't say ignorant nonsense like this? Because that is the worst statement ever. If he wanted to give some hope to those kids, then why not actually cast one of those kids in the role? Or why not make a whole different movie that's actually positive for Native Americans? Or why not think before you say stupid things about your stupid role in your stupid movie? Any of these options would be better than what just happened there.
Oh, friends, don't you ever just look at Johnny Depp sometimes and go "What happened?"