About a dozen Native American actors walked off the New Mexico set of Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous Six on April 22 over depictions in the script.
They are saying that Netflix’s Western comedy was insulting to “native women and elders and grossly misrepresented Apache culture” according to reports.
A Netflix spokesperson said: “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.”
Despite the exiting of the Native American actors, there was no interruption in filming on the feature. Nick Nolte, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi, Will Forte, Luke Wilson and Whitney Cummings are among the co-stars in the new movie.
Originally at Sony and then Paramount, Ridiculous Six shifted over to Netflix in February as part of the 4-picture deal Adam Sandler struck with the company back in October 2014.
The Ridiculous Six is produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Productions, written by the actor and Tim Herlihy.
No release date for Ridiculous Six has yet been set.