Academy Awards apologize after 50 years

The Academy Awards, known as the “Oscars”, apologized to Sacheen Littlefeather, who took the stage to reject the “best actor award” given to Marlon Brando at the 1973 awards ceremony.

David Rubin, Former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said 50 years later, “Littlefeather, you have been subjected to unnecessary and unfair abuse.” sent a written letter.

The letter apologized to Littlefeather, who appeared on stage to decline Brando’s “Best Actor” award for “The Godfather”.

Responding to the apology letter, Littlefeather stated that he did not think he would see the days when he would hear them, adding, “We Indians are very patient people, it’s only been 50 years.” used the phrase.

In addition, it was shared that Littlefeather was invited to the “conversation, healing and celebration” event to be held on September 17.

First Native American to perform at the Oscars

Littlefeather, now 75, was the first Native American to perform at the Oscars at the time.

When Brando, one of the Hollywood stars, won the “Best Actor” award for his role in “The Father” in 1973, he boycotted the Oscar ceremonies and sent 26-year-old Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather to replace him.

Littlefeather, who took the stage and gave a 60-second speech, declined the award instead of Brando.

Emphasizing that Native Americans were portrayed negatively in movies and on television, Littlefeather criticized the US administration for not fulfilling the agreements it had made with the Native Americans.

Littlefeather faced boos and racist rhetoric after his speech.

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