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We the undersigned respectfully request that the role of Tonto be played by a Native American man in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie. It has been rumored that the character would be portrayed as a woman. We strongly feel that would be a mistake and disrespectful to the integrity of an American icon. It would also be an insult to the fans who have high expectations as to what the Lone Ranger and Tonto stand for. Additionally, the part of Tonto has always been played on film by Native Americans (and one Canadian). We urge you to uphold that tradition.

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Latest Signatures

  • 30 December 2015500. Jude D
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015499. Jim V
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015498. Tim L
    (please be courteous) Be true to the legend, do not be 'polictically correct'!
  • 21 November 2015497. Howard Ap
    (please be courteous) Don't repeat WB's MISTAKE!
  • 20 November 2015496. Carmine R
    (please be courteous) We are taking this political correctness TO FAR. Clayton Moore would have never let them get away with this.
  • 30 October 2015495. Mikelinda G
    (please be courteous) please do not desecrate tonto or any other native american by portraying anyone other than a male native american ----- thank you
  • 24 October 2015494. Chris K
    (please be courteous) Respect the Tonto myth, please.
  • 19 September 2015493. Kathryn Mr
    (please be courteous) Please keep the tradition and integrity of this legend by keeping Tonto and the Lone Ranger male as they were designed to be. Thank you.
  • 15 September 2015492. Scott F
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 2015491. Steve B
    (please be courteous) Leave the Lone Ranger TV men alone and as they always were. Thank You
  • 05 September 2015490. Larry H
    (please be courteous) Protray Tonto as everbody remembers him. He was a male Native American.
  • 04 September 2015489. Mike L
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 2015488. Teri Haney
    (please be courteous) One of the first shows I can remember as a child on TV was The Lone Ranger. Tonto being portrayed as anything other than a Native American man would be difficult for those of us who grew up with these awesome characters as role model
  • 19 August 2015487. Doug Dorisr
    (please be courteous) please keep Tonto male and Native American
  • 08 August 2015486. Randy J
    (please be courteous) Leave Tonto as he was developed. A male side kick to the Lone Ranger.
  • 07 August 2015485. Barry C
    (please be courteous) The integrity of the characters must be preserved. Tonto was truly the Lone Ranger's partner in bringing outlaws to justice.
  • 03 August 2015484. Royce W
    (please be courteous) Why change to something that never was ?
  • 29 July 2015483. Benjamin M
    (please be courteous) The role of Tonto should remain as it has been for the last sixty yrs. Maybe a female warrior would fill in as another strong positive role.. brief example:Lozen one of the great warriors of the Apache Nation was a woman. Within the
  • 23 July 2015482. Larry Vc
    (please be courteous) Do not change the legend!!
  • 21 July 2015481. Bill W
    (please be courteous) Hollywood.....Please rethink this !!!
  • 13 July 2015480. Rick B
    (please be courteous) the last lone ranger movie did a great unjustice to clayton moore ,lets not repete that mistake. after all , justice is what the masked man is all about . thank you
  • 06 July 2015479. Charles Bm
    (please be courteous) silver bullets forever
  • 05 July 2015478. Stan S
    (please be courteous) The previous Lone Ranger actors would turn over in their graves of they knew the role of Tonto is to be played by a female.
  • 09 June 2015477. David G
    (please be courteous) U GOT TO BE KIDDING A WOMAN FOR TONTO
  • 27 May 2015476. Shannon M
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 2015475. Clarence Cullumj
    I support this petition
  • 27 March 2015474. Linda L
    I support this petition

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Daryl BeanBy:
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Petition target:
Classic Media and Columbia Pictures

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