Bear Heroes #14

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We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. The other day we reported that California was not going to honour the actor John Wayne because of an interview he gave over thirty-five years ago to Playboy magazine which by today’s standards would be considered racist. However, taking into account how long ago the interview took place and the fact views were very different back then we feel this is a great same. We feel that an honour to the actor is long overdue so today we would like to pay our own tribute to John Wayne and make him a Bear Hero…

John Wayne Day Scrapped

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Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day, after one of Jammy Toast’s favourite actors, has been rejected over racist comments the actor made when he was alive. The Oscar-winner made his name playing tough cowboys and heroic soldiers in films such as The Alamo, True Grit and The Green Berets. But in a State Assembly vote several legislators objected to having a day commemorating his birthday due to his “disturbing views towards race”.