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Nearly half a century later, the Museum of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has finally apologized to Sacheen Littlefeather for the backlash she endured after taking the stage at the behest of Marlon Brando to decline the best actor award for her role in ‘ The Godfather’. Littlefeather took the stage in a buckskin dress and loafers, becoming the first Native American woman to do so at the Academy Awards.
The historic moment became the victim of instant criticism and became a permanent mark that Littlefeather had to live with. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, she revealed that the Motion Picture Academy Museum invited her on Monday, August 15, to an evening of conversation, healing, and celebration, scheduled for September 17. The letter, written by Academy President David Rubin. explained that her speech was “a powerful statement that continues to remind us of the need for respect and the importance of human dignity. The abuse she endured because of this statement was unwarranted and unwarranted. The emotional toll she has lived through and the cost to her own career in our industry it is irreparable. For too long the courage he showed has gone unrecognized. For this, we offer him our deepest apologies and sincere admiration.” Check out Littlefeather’s acceptance speech below.
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While discussing the apology, Littlefeather also revealed that Brando instructed her not to touch the Oscar statuette and that the show’s producer, Howard Koch, restricted her comments to 60 seconds under threat of arrest. But for her, the apology was a big deal. She told THR, “I never thought I’d live to see the day I’d hear this, experience this. When I was on the podium in 1973, I was left alone.”
He further explained how people need to keep the humor alive, saying it’s “deeply heartening to see how much has changed since I didn’t accept the Academy Award 50 years ago. As for the Academy’s apology, we Indians are very patients”. folks, it’s only been 50 years! We need to keep our sense of humor about this at all times. It’s our method of survival.” The Academy Museum event taking place in Los Angeles will pair Littlefeather with producer Bird Runningwater, co-chair of the Academy Indian Alliance.