Apparently we’ve all run out of problems in 2019, because now some folks are angry about an interview John Wayne gave half a century ago. As it turns out, the Duke wasn’t very #woke. He was #problematic and it’s like OMG I literally can’t even.
We’ve already forgotten about Ralph Northam running around in blackface 35 years ago, so now this is what we’re supposed to get upset about: the John Wayne Playboy interview from 1971.
Jesus fuck, John Wayne was a straight up piece of shit
(Playboy interview, May 1971) pic.twitter.com/okfG1iZb0U
— Matt Williams (@pixelpreaching) February 18, 2019
Are you angry yet? Not as angry as this guy!
John Wayne is at the top of my “when we invent time travel I am going back exclusively to break this person’s jaw” list. Nothing will make me lose interest in you as a human being faster than veneration of John Wayne. https://t.co/PUnmsLS42V
— Chris Conroy (@ConroyForReal) February 19, 2019
Just because John Wayne has crossed the veil of death and is safe from any physical harm or social shaming you’d care to inflict on him, that doesn’t mean you can’t satisfy your hunger for revenge. Here are six ways to make yourself feel better about the fact that John Wayne was ever allowed to exist:
Or, you could just… y’know… not care. John Wayne can’t hurt you. You’re alive and he’s dead. Getting angry about stuff he said half a century ago is dumb. Lots of people said lots of things decades ago that wouldn’t be acceptable today. Fortunately for you… it’s today!
Enjoy your superiority. Clearly, it’s the most interesting thing about you.