Shailene Woodley is not a fan of Thanksgiving.
The actress, who spent her holiday protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, was brought to tears when she was asked about the origin of Thanksgiving.
“Today is a day that many call Thanksgiving,” Woodley said. “And it’s a day where kids in elementary school in America are taught false narratives about our native brothers and sisters. From the time we’re little kids, we cut out a cardboard paper pictures of pilgrims, and feasts, and turkeys…”
At this point, the Divergent films actress began to cry.
“And yet none of our children know the truth about not only what happened to Native Americans when westerners decided to colonize this country, but what is still happening to Native Americans.”
“Thanksgiving was founded on a massacre,” she continued. “And yet we’re here with these cops, with snipers with rubber bullets, and I’m honest — I’m just sick of it. There is no excuse.”
“Where is everyone? Why isn’t everyone standing up and saying something?”