“to us, there is no ‘controversy’ surrounding the film TONTO.
The character is fictional, and steeped in harmful stereotypes.
Johnny Depp is NOT Native.
The film promotes Pan-Indianism by mixing and matching imagery.
Disney must hold the record for most racist films produced - there is the whole package deal from Disney, the Halloween costumes and the action figures that will be indoctrinating a whole new generation into a world of misinformation about Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous children, will bear the brunt of this marketing juggernaut in the playground.
There are a million stories about Indigenous Peoples that are waiting to be told. Authentic stories - by Indigenous writers, made by Indigenous film makers, using Indigenous Actors.
This film is a step backward in time.
No amount of donations to “Native American organizations” can make this right. No amount of pics of Johnny Depp wearing T-shirts with Native slogans on them, can make this right.
We’re going to be boycotting this film, and the whole sideshow of promotional trinkets.
We’ll be too busy mopping up the mess of misunderstanding and cultural mockery left in this film’s wake.”
Johnny Depp is disaporic Cherokee.
But it still intensely fucked up that he’s playing Tonto. He wasn’t raised with any connection to his Native heritage other than…he knows it exists.
He’s not Cherokee.
The exact quote is, “My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian”
[aggressively wishes white people had never learned about twerking]
More Creepshot Dudes
Meet the creeps of CreepShots. Turning the gaze around. Spread their names and faces and sign the petition to get the pages removed: http://www.change.org/petitions/twitter-facebook-and-tumblr-stop-creepshots
^^ Carlos Sanchez of California, USA
^^ Bryan King of Alaska USA
^^ Sheldon York of Penticton BC Canada
^^ Yigal Sakk of Winnipeg, Canada
^^ Daniel Mila of Atlanta, Georgia USA
^^ Richy/Richard Bell of Long Beach, California USA
What a bunch of filthy, disgusting, nasty perverts This is what you creeps deserve for violating and exploiting girls/women’s privacy and ruining their lives.
does not need your tears
your hands ever so lovingly placed
on her buttocks.
your mouth at her breasts.
she wants you to stop pissing in her face
calling it water.
she wants you to leave.
she is the cradle of civilization
you hate that.
you will reap
you have sown.
why i will never acknowledge a white person as african/ missionary trips are evil, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
what an amazing poem
There’s actually this superstition in my village that Africa is a living entity somewhat, and is actually angry.
I’m not “offended” by the shit people say—I am harmed by it. When you complain about having to be “PC,” you are saying that you are perfectly fine with hurting people and supporting cultural systems that cause tangible harm to certain populations.