Native American actors walk off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie over ‘offensive’ script


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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One thought on “Native American actors walk off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie over ‘offensive’ script

  1. I’m so happy to posted this. I saw it on the news yesterday. My first thought was “it’s Adam Sandler. What the f… did you expect ?” It’s just a continuation of American disrespect of all non white cultures and it sucks. I’m in Oklahoma so we have a huge American Indian presence…but we still celebrate the land run when we stole all their land and pushed them out. Disgusting Thing to celebrate.
    Thanks for making some noise about this. You are so cool ! Keep writing 🙂

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