John Wayne’s son says ‘The Duke’ wasn’t a bigot, despite comments causing his legacy to be reexamined

Brian Niemietz

The son of late actor John Wayne told Fox News that his father was no racist, despite having made bigoted comments that are causing his legacy to be reexamined. "Let me make one thing clear — John Wayne was not a racist,” Ethan Wayne said in a statement to the conservative media outlet. “I also understand how we got to this point.”