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Thu Apr 23, 2015, 06:18 PM

AMERICAN INDIAN ACTORS QUIT ADAM SANDLER MOVIE OVER NAMES


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BY RUSSELL CONTRERAS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.

Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six" after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture and the inappropriate use of props.

Anthony said the script included offensive names for Native American female characters and a scene where a Native American woman urinated while smoking a peace pipe. Another scene used chicken feathers on teepees, he said.

"Right from the get-go, it didn't feel right. But we it let it go," said Anthony, a Navajo actor who started work as an extra on the movie Monday. "Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women."

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a news conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. A group of American Indian actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie production following complaints over stereotypes and offensive names. Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 23, 2015, that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical western "The Ridiculous Six" after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Omaha Steve Apr 2015 OP
djean111 Apr 2015 #1
Fred Sanders Apr 2015 #3
yeoman6987 Apr 2015 #4
Fred Sanders Apr 2015 #5
Politicalboi Apr 2015 #2
Laffy Kat Apr 2015 #6
Archae Apr 2015 #7

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 06:23 PM

1. I find it hard to believe they did not know what an Adam Sandler movie is like, before they

 

reported for work. Not saying Sandler is not offensive, but no one expects culture from an Adam Sandler movie.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 06:39 PM

3. Not expecting culture is different than advancing white-privileged racial stereotypes and then ignoring

legitimate complaints of the very subjects asked to portray those stereotypes.

Comedic license does not come with a pass on racism.

Come to think of it, Adam Sandler should of had his comedic license suspended years ago.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 07:16 PM

4. His movies are fart jokes all the way through

 

I doubt a single person would disagree.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 07:17 PM

5. Apparently Sandler has graduated to racial jokes based on racist stereotypes, that is the issue.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 06:27 PM

2. Mel Brooks he's not

 

I don't care for Adam Sandler movies or Adam Sandler..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 07:32 PM

6. He is one of the few SNL alumni I cannot stand.

Never thought he was funny.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 12:09 AM

7. Adam Sandler is an asshole.

One of his movies is noted for being on the list of Top Ten worst.

The one where he played his sister too.

Don't forget that stupid movie he made with him as the son of the Devil, too.

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