These are the jokes that caused the background extras and actors to walk off Adam Sandler's new movie.
Two days ago, several Native American actors on Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie 'The Ridiculous Six' walked off the set due to the film's portrayal of Native Americans. Afterwards, Netflix defended the project calling it a "broad satire" in which those being made fun of are "in on the joke." Which is kind of like saying, we are not laughing at you, we are laughing with you.
But, several of those Native American actors did not
find it funny.
The movie's main character, which is probably played by Adam Sandler, is Tommy aka "Three Knives". A white man who was given up by his family and raised by Native Americans. He is married to a Native American woman named, 'Smoking Fox,' and the movie follows the two of them as Tommy battles a group of men called the Left-Eye Gang.
The scenes that made the Native American actors upset happen within the first 15 minutes of the movie. Background actor Loren Anthony, who spoke with Indian Country Today, described the scene involving a character named Beaver's Breath as being very upsetting to the background extras.
One thing that really offended a lot of people was that there was a female character called Beavers breath. One character says Hey, Beavers Breath. And the Native woman says, How did you know my name?
recently obtained a version of the script that was written in 2012 and here several of the examples Native American extras found offensive.
Reading the jokes you can easily tell why Adam Sandler's movies have done so poorly in the box office. But, do you think these jokes were so offensive the background extras should have left the set? Does this show that background actors have more power than producer let on? Do you think the movie will change due the racist accusations by the Native American actors? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!
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