Adam Sandler calls ‘Ridiculous Six’ scandal a ‘misunderstanding’: ‘There’s no mocking of American In dians’


#AceMediaNews – July.20: Adam Sandler calls ‘Ridiculous Six’ scandal a ‘misunderstanding’: ‘There’s no mocking of American Indians’
Mashable / Yohana Desta

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Adam Sandler wants to clear up the controversy surrounding his upcoming Netflix film The Ridiculous Six.

In April, about a dozen American Indian actors walked off the set of Sandler’s film (which he co-wrote and is producing), saying the movie shed an offensive light on their culture. In the film, Sandler plays a white man raised by Apache Indians.

A petition to stop the comedian from making the film reached over 101,000 signatures

See also: Where are the mainstream TV shows about American Indians?

Months later, Sandler finally spoke up about the controversy in an interview with ScreenCrush at the premiere of his latest film, Pixels. Read more…

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