When I was younger and (even now to a certain extent), I loved John Wayne. I loved his films and him as an actor starring in them. However, the racism (his belief in white supremacy in America etc.) overshadows all of this somewhat.
YESS!!!!. You're right. And people are always talking about how Spike Lee is a racist, and how they hate him and won't support his movies, but those same people love John Waynes racist butt. When Marlon Brando won best actor for The Godfather and sent an Indian lady to not accept the award and give a speech against how Native Americans Indians were and are treated here in America, people had to hold John Wayne back backstage because he want to ripp her throat out.
Ify, I'm glad you braught this up, because it does overshadow his films. I might get some backlash for this but it's fine.
I've scene some of his when I was young and they're ok.