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Native American Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Set

It seems like we wouldn’t have the same racial tensions of the years gone by, but according to an article originally posted on indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com and reposted on reddit.com that is exactly what occurred. Approximately a dozen Native American actors and actresses, elders, as well as the hired Native American Consultant all felt deeply insulted by the treatment and portrayal of the Apache tribe. This was particularly the case for the way the women were treated and portrayed. In reading the article it is so difficult to believe that kind of behavior would still be tolerated.

The movie is supposed to be a spoof, a comedy, not meant to be degrading or insulting. However when the actors and actresses brought up how they felt, including the costumes portraying more the Comanche rather than the Apache, they were told if they were feeling that sensitive they could just leave. To tell you the truth, if I was treated that way myself I would have left as well, according to Anastasia Date.

I don’t mind some of Adam Sandler’s movies. Others of his movies I simply don’t like because I don’t care for slap stick comedies. However, I never would have imagined he would participate in or condone a script that made a group of people feel so insulted. I will give him the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise, but hopefully he makes good on this script so everyone can enjoy a comedic laugh, not at anyone, but with each other.

Native American Extras Leave the Set of Adam Sandler Film over Insults

Adam Sandler’s latest film, “The Ridiculous Six”, which is meant to be a spoof of the film “The Magnificent Seven”, is currently in production. AnastasiaDate confirms that the film is being made as a direct-to-Netflix film and stars Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Vanilla Ice, and Taylor Lautner (see pics on Instagram).

Recently, “The Ridiculous Six” ran into some issues with the Native Americans that were cast as extras in the film. According to the story on Indian Country Today Media Network, the extras walked off the set due to, what they felt, were insults to the Native Americans.

One of the actors, Loren Anthony who belongs to the Navajo Nation, said that he left the set after problems over how the Native Americans were being portrayed. He said that the film got the costumes and hairstyles wrong, and that he did not appreciate the way that women were being treated in the film. He said that two women in the film were called Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, which he found insulting. Anthony also said that the production team on the film were not listening to the Native Americans who were asking for them to change some things.

Happy Madison Productions, who are producing the film, have not yet commented on the walk off.