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Actress Bojana Novakovic, an actress who plays on the CBS television series 'Instinct' said that she was horrified and sickened that she fake-cried in front of a Cherokee Trail of Tears marker.

Serbian actress Bojana Novakovic from CBS' series 'Instinct' fake-cried at marker and has apologized to Native community

Actress Bojana Novakovic, an actress who plays on the CBS television series 'Instinct' has told Indian Country Today that she was horrified and sickened that she fake-cried in front of a Cherokee Trail of Tears marker and uploaded a video to Facebook.

In the video, which originally was posted to her Facebook account and made its way to Twitter, has received almost 18,000 views in 12 hours. The video shows Novakovic and her sister fake-crying in front of the marker.

After a plethora of angry comments were forwarded toward Novakovic, she apologized and removed the video from Facebook.

In an exclusive interview with Indian Country Today, Novakovic said that had she known the meaning of the Trail of Tears, she would never had posted a video of that sort.


“We were on a cross country motorcycle trip with my sister and I am not even certain where this sign was. There was not any story or description near this sign, we thought it was a really beautiful name for a sign. We pulled over our bikes to take a photo of it. I had never heard of the Trail of Tears and we were just acting in a way we thought was innocent at the moment. I assumed it was because it rained a lot there and there was water flowing everywhere.


“I cannot even comprehend how someone could make a video of that if they knew what the Trail of Tears was about,” she said. “It devastates me that I did this with the knowledge that I now have. It would not make any sense to me in the world to make a video like this, in front of a sign like that, if i knew what it was about.”
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Responses to "Serbian actress apologizes after mocking Cherokee Trail of Tears"

  1. She's been named and shamed, but she should now be fired. Her friend should also be named, shamed and fired too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    She thought the sign was because it rained a lot? Even I'm not stupid enough to think that.

  3. Fuckin white apologies are bs. Only apologize coz they got their asses handed to them. Not because they actually empathize.��

  4. Maybe She needs to actually look at history and get a clue before posting shit because this is sick and she is only apologizing because she got told she was in the wrong . She never would have apologized if people didn't get mad at her. people like this are disgraceful and I am sick of uneducated asses

  5. She and her friend are from Serbia and didn't know what the sign was about. I don't like stupid tourists making fun of the country that they're visiting.

  6. Unknown says:

    The smart phone she used to record mocking my family's suffering is connected to google...she could have figured it out

  7. Glupača! That's serbian for "stupid woman".

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