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Adam Sandler is awful, and it’s our fault - The Washington Post


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On Wednesday, nearly a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Sandler’s most recent film, “The Ridiculous Six,” citing insulting jokes in Sandler’s script. “The examples of disrespect included Native women’s names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee,” Indian Country reported. Sandler stars in the movie. His company, Happy Madison, is producing the film for Netflix.

One actor called the costumes “stereotypical” and the jokes “offensive.”

“We talked to the producers about our concerns,” said another Native American actor, Allison Young. “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.

“The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous,” said a statement from Netflix. “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.”

oh rlly.

It's sad that he has not learned to use his humor to bring people together instead of insult them.

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