But that was his schtick. What, you want Don Rickles to tell sports jokes? It's like criticizing The 3 Stooges because they did low brow physical humor. Yeah, that's what they did. It was their schtick. And they certainly took the easiest way for laughs. And the old rumors about John Wayne being a virulent racist have been proven time and again to be bullshit. But haters keep bringing it up it hopes that it will make a point. <sigh> He also was a string supporter of minorities, especially the American Indian (Indigenous Peoples the lefties like to say) and he was married 3 times each to Hispanic women. But, OK, sure thing.. he was a racist bastard.