Apology Issued By The Academy To Sacheen Littlefeather For Disrespect After Her Refusal To 1973’s Marlon Brando’s Oscar Now

Apology Issued By The Academy To Sacheen Littlefeather For Disrespect After Her Refusal To Marlon Brando’s Oscar In 1973. The native American actor and activist received disrespect along with harassment after she refused to take the Marlon Brando trophy for the movie ‘The Godfather’ in 1973.

Apology Issued By The Academy
Apology Issued By The Academy To Sacheen Littlefeather For Disrespect After Her Refusal To 1973’s Marlon Brando’s Oscar Now

Apology by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued an apology to Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American and activist, after 50 years. The apology has been issued for the disrespect and the harassment which Littlefeather had to go through after refusing the Marlon Brando’s Oscar.

Littlefeather was the first one in 1973 to make a political statement at the Oscars, after she was announced to be the winner of best actor role for her role in ‘The Godfather’. Taking the stage, Littlefeather made a poignant and powerful statement. She depicted the Native Americans who are a part of the Entertainment Industry.

While her speech continued, Littlefeather also got booed and applauded. It was recently that she claimed in an interview with the A.frame, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Digital magazine, that she got physically assaulted by John Wayne and was taken off the stage.

It was in June that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences former president, David Rubin issued an apology for the way Littlefeather got treated.

David Rubin Statement– An Apology Issued By The Academy To Sacheen Littlefeather

“I write to you today a letter that has been a long time coming on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with humble acknowledgement of your experience at the 45th Academy Awards,” said Rubin in his letter published online on Monday. 

He added, “As you stood on the Oscars stage in 1973 to not accept the Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando, in recognition of the misrepresentation and mistreatment of Native American people by the film industry, you made a powerful statement that continues to remind us of the necessity of respect and the importance of human dignity.

“The abuse you endured because of this statement was unwarranted and unjustified. The emotional burden you have lived through and the cost to your own career in our industry are irreparable,” the statement said, continuing in part. 

It further stated, “For too long the courage you showed has been unacknowledged. For this, we offer both our deepest apologies and our sincere admiration.”

Final words

We all know once a mistake is made, it cannot be changed, but it can definitely be corrected either through amends or apology, and David Rubin definitely tried his best to cover up for it. However, we don’t know if Sacheen Littlefeather would be satisfied by it, but to receive an apology might definitely bring in some faith. Hope she finds the guts to forgive, with no offence, but not to forget.

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