We live in a world of political correctness and now it seems Adam Sandler’s newest film is being called out for its offensiveness to Native American culture. Earlier today, a group of Native American actors and extras walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six, a Western satire, after producers disregarded their concerns of its portrayal of Apache culture. Anthony Loren told The Associated Press that he and eight other cast members left the set due to inappropriate use of props, offensive names for Native American female characters, and a scene where a Native American woman urinated while smoking a peace pipe. Another scene used chicken feathers on teepees. “Right from the get-go, it didn’t feel right. But we it let it go,” said Anthony, a Navajo actor who started work as an extra on the movie Monday. “Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women.”
Sandler has not come forward to address these allegations personally. However, the film is being straight released to Netflix and they have come forward with a statement. “The movie has ‘ridiculous’ in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous… 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.” It sounds like they had better get this under wraps and rectified before it really hits the fan. We will keep you posted.