Yellowstone’s portrayal of American West slammed in scathing two word criticism
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 05, 2023 - 09:48PM
Yellowstone was criticised for its depiction of the American West (Picture: AP)

has been blasted as ‘delusional and deplorable’ by Native American actress Lily Gladstone.

The Killers of the Flower Moon star, 37, called out the drama’s presentation of the American West.

Created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, features Kevin Costner as John Dutton III, who is determined to protect his family’s cattle ranch.

The show centres on Dutton’s ranch and the tensions and conflicts that arise with its neighbours: an Indian reservation, the Yellowstone National Park and an expanding town.

When asked about the Western, which has been between Kevin, 68, and showrunner Taylor Sheridan, Lily had a two word response.

‘Delusional! Deplorable!’ The Last Manhunt star said to .

Yellowstone follows the life of a family living on a cattle ranch in Montana (Picture: AP)

Lily continued: ‘No offense to the Native talent in that. I auditioned several times. That’s what we had.’

The criticism comes after it was confirmed Yellowstone is , while a new as yet untitled sequel has been ordered for a series.

Reports had previously claimed Kevin had quit the series amid speculation about  between the actor and Taylor.

Lily said she was disappointed by the portrayal of the American West in Yellowstone (Picture: Getty Images)

Kevin during a court hearing for his Christine Baumgartner, implying he would take legal action.

When taking the stand, The Bodyguard actor revealed he had originally agreed to make seasons five, six and seven of the Western series and had negotiated a fee of $12m (£9.5 million) for each.

But when the fifth season was split into two, Costner rearranged his schedule to allow for filming the second half, even moving the filming of his movie Horizon to accommodate for it, which resulted in a $10 million ‘push fee’ that was absorbed by his movie’s budget.

Yellowstone is coming to an end after its fifth season(Picture: Danno Nell/Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock)

However, by the time The Man of Steel star was ready to film Yellowstone again, scripts for the second half of the season hadn’t yet been completed.

He said in court that negotiations over season six also continued in February and again in May over money and ‘creative differences’, then claiming that Paramount eventually walked away after he asked for $12m to film that season.

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‘I’ll probably go to court over it. I’m disappointed in the production,’ he is reported as saying.

Yellowstone also has American Sniper’s Luke Grimes, True Detective’s Kelly Reilly and American Beauty’s Wes Bentley among the cast. has contacted Paramount Plus for comment.

Yellowstone’s second part of the fifth and final season will debut in November.