Adam Sandler’s latest film in the making, The Ridiculous Six, has been criticized as being racist toward American-Indians, to the point that cast members walked off the set.
“It was just a misunderstanding, and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler told The Associated Press on Saturday, on the red carpet for the world premiere of his new film Pixels.
Screen Crush wrote: “The Ridiculous Six actors who left the production took issue with certain aspects of the film that they felt included ‘repeated insults’ towards Native American woman and elders. One scene in particular had a female Apache woman named ‘No Bra’ squatting and urinating while ‘smoking a peace pipe.'” Another line of dialogue included Sandler’s character making a sexually suggestive remark to another Native American woman.
One of the producers of the film was recorded telling the American-Indian cast: “Here’s the thing—if you are overly sensitive about it… then you should probably leave,” Huffington Post reported.
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Huffington Post wrote: “The movie has ‘ridiculous’ in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous,” a company statement released by Netflix said. “It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of—but in on—the joke.”
The Ridiculous Six premiere will be released on Netflix on December 11.