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John Wayne Day Rejected By California Assembly


THE BREACH IN THE DATA VOTER PAGE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACTORS IN WESTERN MOVIES. WHAT WAS THE DAY TO HONOR DR. JOHN WAYNE REJECTED BY CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS? KELLY RYAN IS GETTING ANSWERS. Reporter: WHEN YOU SAY THE NAME JOHN WAYNE. FOR THOSE WHO REMEMBER THEY MIGHT THINK AMERICAN MOVIE ICON OR MAN’S MAN. NOT THE ASSEMBLY THEY SHOT HIS DAY DOWN. SO WHAT’S POLITICALLY CORRECT NOW IS NOT WHAT’S POLITICALLY CORRECT IN THE 70s. Reporter: LOCAL DUST UP OVER ACTOR AND AMERICAN MOVIE ICON JOHN WAYNE. ON THURSDAY, LAWMAKERS REJECTED A MEASURE TO CREATE JOHN WAYNE DAY. SOME POINTING TO WHAT THEY SAY ARE RACIST STATEMENTS THE ACTOR MADE IN THE 1970s. I THINK PEOPLE’S COMMENTS THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IF THEY’RE GOING TO BE HONORED. Reporter: ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW HARPER A REPUBLICAN PROPOSED THE RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE ACTOR’S BIRTHDAY MAY 26th. BUT TOLD CBS13 HE WAS BLIND SIDED WHEN A 20 MINUTE EMOTIONAL DEBATE FOLLOWED WHAT HE THOUGHT WOULD BE A UNANIMOUS VOTE. DEMOCRAT LUIS LEJO LED THE DEBATE SAYING OF JOHN WAYNE HE HAD DISTURBING VIEWS TOWARD RACE. CRITICS POINTED OUT A PLAYBOY INTERVIEW IN 1971 WHEN WAYNE TOLD THE MAGAZINE I BELIEVE IN WHITE SUPREMECY UNTIL THE BLACKS ARE EDUCATED INTO A POINT OF RESPONSIBILITY. I DON’T BELIEVE IN GIVING AUTHORITY TO IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE. DEMOCRAT LORENA GONZALEZ OBJECTED SO DID MIKE GIBSON WHO SAID WAYNES REMARKS WERE PERSONALLY OFFENSIVE. FROM THE 1930s TO THE 1970s JOHN WAYNE WAS THE STAR OF MANY OF THE THEN CALLED COWBOY AND INDIAN MOVIES REGARDING TO NATIVE AMERICANS. MY FATHER NEVER SAID, LET’S GO AND WATCH A NATIVE AMERICAN MOVIE TOGETHER. Reporter: THERE’S A CERTAIN CULTURAL CONTEXT THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED. MY GRANDPARENTS ARE FROM THE SAME TIME FRAME AND I HEARD THINGS COMING OUT OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S MOUTH THAT I WOULD BE ASHAMED TO SEE IN PRINT. YOU CAN’T HOLD ME TO MY PAST, IF YOU DID, I WOULD BE IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW. Reporter: JOHN WAYNE IS HONORED JUST DOWN THE STREET AT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM. BUT HE WILL NOT BE HONORED BY

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