There is a growing trend amongst celebs to reveal themselves as descendants of Native Americans. Despite lacking solid proof!
What was once bad luck is now a significant advantage. If you can trace your family back to the days of Pocahontas, you score points in multiple categories.
First of all, fans will pity you for the tragic faith of your people. Celebs with a bit of red in their skin pigment become victims of the massacre that wiped almost all the natives and are entitled to enormous sympathy.
Count on free access to casinos and the government aid, and you get the picture of why is great to be a celebrity with an exotic past.
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp dug out his family past and announced the world that he has some Native American blood in him.
Depp came forward twice, first in 2002, and again in 2011. The actor claims his great-grandmother was a Cherokee or Creek, which entitles him at being at least 1/8 a redskin.
Apparently, his declaration is not supported by any genetic proof, and only gullible fans can take it as a reliable fact. Moreover, the Cherokee Nation did not recognize him while raising a good point.
Depp’s ancestry resurfaced just in time to promote “The Lone Ranger,” where he portrayed Tonto, a Native American character. Apparently, this was a step backward regarding authenticity from the 1956 film.
Back then, they used a genuine Native American to play Tonto – Jay Silverheels.