The California Democrats want to change the name of the John Wayne airport in Orange County to the big remarks the player made during his 1971 interview with Playboy magazine.
In the track that has led to controversy in the past, Wayne said he believed in white superiority saying “I do not feel guilty because of the fact that these people were slaves five or 10 generations ago.”
Orange County Democrat Party, “Many calls were made to remove John Wayne’s name from Orange County’s airport because of Wayne’s white superiority, anti-LGBT and anti-Native views” said at a resolution It was Friday.
“The Orange County Democrat Party condemned John Wayne’s racist and bigoted statements and wants John Wayne’s name and likeness removed from Orange County airport.”
The decision called for the facility to return to its previous incarnation as Orange County Airport. The news was first In the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
“There have been past efforts to do this, and now we are putting our name and support to make sure there is a name change,” said Ada Briceño, head of the Orange County Democratic Party.
Wayne, an iconic 20th century actor, died in 1979 and the airport was renamed in honor of the same year. In 1982, a Wayne statue was erected.