Johnny Depp just definitively proved that horses hate racism. Stop, wait. Yes, I will explain that sentence, but let’s all allow it to marinate for a minute first, because it’s a sentence I didn’t think I would ever say. It’s just that I was watching this behind-the-scenes featurette for The Lone Ranger just now, and it’s chock full of anti-human, or at least anti-racist sentiment. There have always been rumors and whispers (and full-on shouts) that this movie is gonna be racist towards Native Americans, but this is the first time I’ve seen a horse get involved in the debate. Actually, now that I think of it, it’s the first time I’ve seen a horse get involved in any debate.
Around the 1:06 minute mark in this clip, Johnny falls off the horse he’s riding, and his mount takes that opportunity to stomp one out for its homies who couldn’t be there. Johnny is only under the horse for a couple seconds, silly hair-feather and all, but he comes out of it with a horseshoe shaped bruise on his stomach. Is there any clearer way for an animal to say, “You and your movie are being disrespectful to the indigenous population, bigshot”? I think not.