The Disney Store is now selling this racist consumerist garbage. This precisely why all of Disney’s and Johnny Depp’s claims that they respect Native Americans and that they have been “making good” with Indians is total horseshit. Disney will make hundreds of millions of dollars off of the film and merchandise, and Depp will cash his massive paycheck, and Native peoples will be left with the continued legacy of misinformation and racist imagery.
If you’ve ever wondered what American Indians really think about Tonto, and not just what Disney claims we think about the character, here is some further reading to consider: ”An Open Letter to Johnny Depp’s Tonto” & “Johnny Depp as Tonto: I’m Still Not Feeling ‘Honored’”
Fuck absolutely everything about this.
Yep I don’t care if they give money from the premier to a college fund. They will make that over a million times more mocking us and causing a whole new horde of stereotypes, selling toys to a whole new group of kids that will think we’re all like Tonto, and give us nothing to compensate for the fact that they have used their power money and influence to dehumanize us for their bank accounts. Fuck them b
i heard about this last night but had no proof. here it is folks!
i just want to punch someone in the throat. any parent who condones this shit, i will let you know how i feel. in front of your kids. honestly the costume is what bothers me the most. i do not want to see kids in this. i don’t want to my kids to see other kids in this. i showed it to my daughter and she got really upset, i know my sons are going to get hurt over it too. we are not something to dress up as, we are human beings not whatever this stuff is. i don’t want you out there pretending to be me, you don’t know my struggles and the racism i have endured on a daily basis for being native. like i said, you may think this is all fun and games because at the end of the day you get to take it off and you don’t face any societal consequences for it, but i don’t have the luxury of taking my skin off at the end of the day and stop being me. this is so grossly racist.