A group of Native American actors walked off the set of comedian Adam Sandler’s latest movie over racially charged jokes and stereotyping, according to reports.
About a dozen Native American actors and actresses walked off the set of Sandler’s “The Ridiculous Six,” according to the Indian Country Today Media Network. Per reports, the actors took offense to racially charged jokes and inaccuracies during the filming of the movie, which Sandler is developing for Netflix.
A group of Native American actors walked off the set of comedian Adam Sandler’s latest movie over racially charged jokes and stereotyping, according to reports. Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press that he and eight others quit the production of Sandler’s Netflix project, a satirical Western titled “The Ridiculous Six,” after producers ignored their concerns over the film’s portrayal of Apache culture.
A group of Native American actors quit an Adam Sandler movie because they feel it’s insulting and racist but Netflix says the outraged actors are missing the whole point of the film. The movie is called “The Ridiculous Six” and is being produced just for Netflix.
Adam Sandler film The Ridiculous Six in racism row as Native Americans quit set About a dozen actors walked off set of Sandler’s first Netflix film over jokes about Native American culture
The Jokes in Adam Sandler’s New Film Are So Funny the Extras Quit Adam Sandler is currently in New Mexico filming The Ridiculous Six, his first original movie for… The version of the script we have is dated December 7, 2012, so it’s possible, if not likely, that some revisions have been made.
The actors complained of racist jokes against Native Americans, but, finally speaking on the issue at the premiere of his upcoming movie “Pixels,” Sandler said he wasn’t trying to offend anyone. “It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler told the Associated Press.
Following years of genocide, forced relocation, and cultural appropriation, Native Americans now also have to put up with an Adam Sandler movie—namely The Ridiculous 6, the Western spoof Sandler is currently filming in New Mexico as part of his four-movie deal with Netflix.