Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

April 25, 2015 9:06 PM

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No one is shocked to find tasteless jokes in an Adam Sandler movie. But this week, about a dozen actors walked off the set of a new Sandler movie, saying it goes too far. It's a parody called "The Ridiculous Six," playing off "The Magnificent Seven," and it's being produced by Netflix. And the actors who walked off - all Native American - say aspects of the film were disrespectful to Native Americans and that the script included characters names that were offensive to native women. Vincent Schilling broke the story this week for Indian Country Today Media Network. And Vincent, you're Native American yourself, and you've been talking with a number of the actors who walked off the set. What'd they tell you they knew about the movie before arriving on set?

VINCENT SCHILLING: Well, specifically, the actor Loren Anthony, you know, he called. And he says well, he was offered the role at first and he said, no, I'm not interested. And he was assured by staff there that oh, no, no, this is going to be tasteful. We've hired a cultural consultant - no worries...

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