According to Indian Country Today Media Network, approximately a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six, Adam Sandler’s latest production, after “the satirical western’s script repeatedly insulted native women and elders and grossly misrepresented Apache culture.”
The examples of disrespect included Native women’s names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee.
This is the first of Sandler’s four-movie deal with Netflix that was announced last October. He’s no stranger to controversy; his 2007 film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was the subject of a lawsuit and general disdain about the plot, which had two straight firefighters pretending to be gay in order to scam a life insurance company, and Don’t Mess With the Zohan landed on a 2012 list of the…
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