- This Wednesday (10/07), 20th Century Fox released a statement saying they are doing an investigation into Dylan O'Brien's claims that he and other Maze Runner cast and crew stole artifacts from a Pueblo site, adding, "If any artifacts were mishandled or removed from the location, we will do everything to ensure they are restored"
- The petition previously mentioned for an official apology from the cast and crew has reached 47,000 signatures at the time of the article's publication
- Jacqueline Johnson Pata, National Congress of American Indians executive director, is quoted as saying, "It brings to mind for me that our graves that were robbed for the objects that were in them. That kind of desecration and direct continuing today is not deniable or tolerable."
- Although the New Mexican ranch is not home to any Indian burial grounds, it does contain many artifacts dated from the 800s to the 1700s. The ranch owner has stated, "Whether it be a thousand-dollar pot that was found, or a pottery shard ... we consider it all sacred." Though the ranch has been the site of 10 films, the owner will reconsider letting studios shoot there in the future if the stories turn out to be true. So far, the owner has not noticed anything missing, but as stated above, investigations are ongoing.
ontd, have you ever tried to dismiss the importance of allegations of theft from already disenfranchised minority groups such as native americans in an attempt to defend mediocre white actors from shitty mtv shows?