From Abbe Museum Educator, George Neptune:
|Johnny Depp as "Tonto"|
"The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp's portrayal of the character 'Tonto' has sparked lots of controversial discussions throughout Indian Country in recent months. While Depp's intent was to break away from the stereotypical 'Hollywood Indian,' many would argue that the impact his portrayal will have will ultimately cause more harm than good."
Read about the controversy in the following articles:Johnny Depp as Tonto: I'm still not feeling "honored"
Armie Hammer Apparently Talked to Some Natives Who Love Lone Ranger
Disney's Tonto Offensive to Some in Upcoming "Lone Ranger" Film
Disney Will Donate Revenue From "Lone Ranger"Premiere to American Indian College Fund
Disney Store Offers Tonto Halloween Costume