Native American Actors Walk off Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous Six” Movie Set!April 24, 2015
G98.7FM Entertainment News
After countless complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes disrespecting their religious practices, a group of Native American actors had had enough and walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie.
One of the actors Loren Anthony said that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical Western “The Ridiculous Six” after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture, and offensive names for Native American female characters.
The film is produced by Sandler and Allen Covert, and is slated for a Netflix-only release next year. The film is described as a comedy designed to lampoon stereotypes.
Outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly lauded the extras’ decision. “Our Native American culture and tradition is no joking matter,” Shelly said. “I applaud these Navajo actors for their courage and conviction to walk off the set in protest.”
Source: GlobalNews.ca/Image: TheComicsComic.com
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