Dior Fragrance Sauvage: Controversial Campaign, Johnny Depp and Tanaya Beatty

Johnny Depp’s co-star in a short film promoting luxury brand Dior’s fragrance Sauvage, Tanaya Beatty,  has spoken out about the controversial campaign.

In posts on Instagram, titled “Just Ad Indian,” the “Yellowstone” actor wrote about her own experience as a performer of First Nations descent and of the Native American-themed Dior campaign specifically.

Beatty’s character, “the maiden,” is described in marketing collateral as a “suggestive feminine presence, febrile and sensual,” evoking negative stereotypes about Native American women.

Beatty was hesitant to take on the role and felt conflicted during filming, “witnessing as a company blatantly disrespected indigenous culture.”

“When we filmed it, I could only hope that it would start the conversation it now has,” the Canadian actor, who is of Da’naxda’xw tribe descent, said.

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