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Is it time to rename John Wayne airport?

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John Wayne is Americana personified. His name conjures up images of sunsets, cowboy hats and Marlboro Reds. But the legacy of the late film star is undergoing fresh interrogation after a controversial 1971 Playboy interview resurfaced online in which the actor made racist and homophobic comments. Now, there are growing calls to rename the John Wayne airport, located in Orange county, in response to the actor’s troubling political views.

“What was OK in 1978 when supervisors named JWA [John Wayne airport] is not necessarily OK in today’s world – and perhaps it never should have been acceptable,” wrote David Whiting of the Orange County Register on Monday morning in an opinion article. “When I drive by or fly out of John Wayne airport, a place most of us simply refer to as ‘John Wayne’, I don’t always think about the actor and his dark statements. But when I do, I am troubled.”

The idea of renaming an airport because of a namesake’s controversial political views might have seemed far-fetched a decade ago, but not anymore.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/30/john-wayne-california-airport-racism-homophobia


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I personally loved John Wayne and grew up with him but if the people don't want his name on their airport than change it. Don't get upset though if in the future they want the renamed airport changed again because people don't like who you named it after.

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4 hours ago, Boiler said:

"[...] But when I do, I am troubled.”

Sounds like he needs shrinkological help.


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9 hours ago, Boiler said:

 I don’t always think about the actor and his dark statements. But when I do, I am troubled.”

 

sounds like someone needs medication

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