Orange County Democratic Party has filed a resolution to remove actor John Wayne’s name from the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, citing the late actor’s past “white supremacist, anti-LGBT, and anti-Indigenous views.”The officials passed an emergency resolution this week calling on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to drop Wayne’s name from the airport and rename it, simply, to Orange County Airport.The resolution was submitted by the Orange County Democratic Party chair Ada Briceño, along with Chapman University members Fred Smoller, associate professor of Political Science, and Dr. Michael A. Moodian, lecturer of leadership studies.Also Read: Florence Pugh Comes Clean About Her Past Instances of Cultural Appropriation“There have been past efforts to get this done and now we’re putting our name and our backing into this to make sure there is a name change,” Briceño told the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the news of the resolution.The proclamation is part of the larger movement sweeping the country in which citizens-led protests have called for the removal of Confederate statues, monuments and other namesake legacies, and in which businesses and Hollywood media companies have reassessed past racist content.The politicians specifically cite an interview Wayne gave to Playboy Magazine in 1971 where he was quoted as saying that he did “believe” in “white supremacy” and added that he did not “…feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves. Now, I’m not condoning slavery. It’s just a fact of life, like the kid who gets infantile paralysis and has to wear braces so he can’t play football with the rest of us.”Also Read: Alison Brie Regrets Voicing Vietnamese American 'BoJack Horseman' Character“With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks,” Wayne said in part in his 1971 interview. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”Wayne also said in the interview that he did not feel remorse for Native Americans losing their land at the hand of white colonists.“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves,” he said in the interview. “Look, I’m sure there have been inequalities. If those inequalities are presently affecting any of the Indians now alive, they have a right to a court hearing. But what happened 100 years ago in our country can’t be blamed on us today.”Also Read: Bill Maher Says White People Should Go Easy on Other White People 'Whose Heart Is in The Right Place' About BLMHe also called movies like “Easy Rider” and “Midnight Cowboy” as perverted.“Wouldn’t you say that the wonderful love of those two men in ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ a story about two f—, qualifies? But don’t get me wrong. As far as a man and a woman is concerned, I’m awfully happy there’s a thing called sex. It’s an extra something God gave us. I see no reason why it shouldn’t be in pictures. Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.”The resolution cites a recent survey of Orange County residents saying that “79% of respondents see the county’s increasing ethnic diversity as a source of great strength.”Two of the authors of the resolution, Moodian and Smoller, wrote an op-ed earlier this week calling for the removal of the statue of Wayne that resides at the airport and called for the name to be changed, and a separate petition on Change.org calling for the name change has received over 700 signatures at time of writing.“The Duke does not represent who we are or who we wish to be. With each passing year, the name and statue become increasingly anachronistic,” they wrote, calling Wayne by his nickname. “Ask yourself: If we named the airport today, is this the symbol we’d pick to represent our diverse, cosmopolitan community?”Wayne lived a good chunk of his life in the Orange County region. The airport was renamed after him in 1979.Read original story John Wayne Airport Should Be Renamed Over Actor’s Racist Statements, Orange County Politicians Say At TheWrap
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Playboy is maybe the most controversial magazine ever published, racking up scandal after scandal since Hugh Hefner founded it in 1953. It was not the brainchild of editor-in-chief Hefner, but he agreed to the move that would change Playboy forever.
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It would only be a small exaggeration to suggest Playboy invented soft-core pornography. And while its first cover, featuring Marilyn Monroe in 1953, was arguably modest, even for the post-war era, subsequent cover models and centerfolds have inspired outrage — and, well, other feelings — ever since. Playboy officially closed out the era of the dirty lad mag Thursday, when it published its first nudity-free edition, a change that was announced in October. Covering things up was actually only the most significant of a number of changes the magazine inaugurated in their latest issue. ...
In October 2015, Playboy announced that it will no longer publish full nudes —and today on Twitter, Playboy announced that Pamela Anderson will be the last full nude in the January/February 2016 issue, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, well known for her work in high-fashion erotica. This will be Anderson’s 14th time on the cover of the magazine, from her first cover in October 1989 half-dressed in a schoolboy blazer to the iconic June 1998 cover featuring the four babes of Baywatch. She has been in 15 pictorials within the publication. “I got a call from Hef’s attorney who said, ‘We don’t want anybody else. There’s nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?’” Anderson told Entertainment Tonight.Anderson admitted herself that Hugh Hefner’s ideal of the “girl next door” posing nude is outdated. “It’s hard to compete with the Internet. And the girl next door doesn’t exist anymore,” she said. “She’s taking selfies down her shirt, like, you know, there’s no mystery over there anymore. It doesn’t have that same charm and innocence that it used to.” Back in October 2015, Playboy’s chief executive Scott Flanders told The New York Times that the old Playboy formula of centerfold nudes was over. “That battle has been fought and won,” he said. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”For her last Playboy shoot, the 48-year-old icon says she took off all of her clothes and rolled down the hill as fast as she could: “I was just screaming, and hair and boobs were flying, and shoes were going everywhere.” Ironically, even though Anderson appears to have been confident and open about her bombshell body her entire life, she admits to moments of insecurity and has never looked at her own Playboy photos. “I never look at pictures,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I always like to do the pictures and even my friend David LaChapelle, who I shoot with all the time, says, ‘You’re the only person who never wants to see the pictures.’” She also added, “I had a rough few years where I felt a little insecure, 'cause you know everyone’s getting older.”Here are all 14 of Pamela Anderson’s Playboy covers, from age 22 to age 48, and always with Baywatch blonde hair.Related:Playboy Will No Longer Publish Nudes, Will Keep Publishing in BrailleHolly Madison on Hugh Hefner: ‘I Was Constantly Made to Feel Ugly’70s Sex Symbol Bo Derek: ‘I Objectified Myself’
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts, on the July 1988 cover of Playboy. For 62 years, the men’s lifestyle publication well known for its nude centerfolds, has played with the trope, “I read Playboy for the articles.” It has published authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami, Ian Fleming, and yes, feminist Margaret Atwood. It was where Jimmy Carter admitted to cheating on his wife, Metallica admitted to being dysfunctional, and John Lennon granted his last interview — which was published when he was murdered. As reported by The New York Times, in 2013, Playboy made its website “suitable for work” (SFW) in order to draw attention to its quality content and to separate itself from other men’s magazines like Penthouse.