Native American Actors Walk Off Set of New Adam Sandler Movie

Adam Sandler’s new film The Ridiculous Six has come under fire after several Native American actors walked off the set due to jokes they deemed to be offensive.  The jokes included a Native American woman being doused with alcohol after passing out, and another urinating while lighting a peace pipe.  Netflix, the film’s distributor, defended the jokes by saying other races were ridiculed as well in the film.  However, Native American actors feel the jokes perpetuate negative stereotypes, which does not help the fact that Native Americans have the highest suicide rate of any ethnicity.

To read the article at The New York Times, click here.  Also, be sure to read Aviva Kempner’s thoughts on the matter in her recent article for The Wrap here.

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