Native American Actors Walk Out From Adam Sandler Movie Set
News of 12 Native American actors walking out from an Adam Sandler movie set is creating buzz right now. The actors allegedly walked off the set of the comedy film “The Ridiculous Six” on Wednesday following a script conflict.
The satirical script is said to be Western-themed, but it is reported that its contents insulted native women and elders. According to Indian Country, the actors, who primary belong from Navajo nation, found the script misrepresentating Apache culture.
Allison Young, a former film student and now an actor said, “They just told us, ‘If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.'”
“I was just standing there and got emotional and teary-eyed. I didn’t want to cry but the feeling just came over me. This is supposed to be a comedy that makes you laugh. A film like this should not make someone feel this way.”
Lead singer of the band Bloodline, Loren Anthony, was one of the 12 actors who walked out the set. According to the actor, though the Adam Sandler movie is a comedy, disrespect towards women of a specific culture was hard to take.
Names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra were written for the movie, and characters are shown squatting and urinating.
Anthony also mentioned his disgrace regarding the costume. He said, “We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche.”
However, the actor also mentioned he had a talk with the director of the film, who said the insult was not intentional at all.
Choctaw actor David Hill, is still hopeful that the differences between the cast and the production team will be sorted out soon.
The film is believed to be a spoof of “The Magnificent Seven” and is written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. It is being produced by Happy Madison Productions, and it is to be released for Netflix. The movie will star Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, Nick Nolte, and Steve Buscemi.