July 18, 2011

Jason Momoa in Johnson Family Vacation

Jason MomoaJoseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa (born August 1, 1979) is an American actor and model. He is known for his role as Ronon Dex on Stargate: Atlantis. He plays the title character in the 2011 film Conan the Barbarian. He played Khal Drogo in the 2011 HBO series Game of Thrones.

Momoa, an only child, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. His father was a Native Hawaiian and his mother was of German, Irish, and Native American ancestry.
So he's indigenous on both sides of his family. And what has he done with his indigenous heritage? He played an Indian once:

Comment:  Momoa looks like one of the phoniest "Indians" ever. Let's put it this way: He makes Iron Eyes Cody look good.

This clip is riddled with racist stereotypes, of course. Ironically, it comes from an African American movie. Does the next scene feature an Uncle Tom shucking and jiving and eating watermelon? Somehow I doubt it.

For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

1 comment:

Melvin Martin said...

These breeds of indeterminate Indian origin have simply got to go. I'm going to have to put my sacred pipe away and break out my rifle...