Sandler says he wasn’t trying to offend Native Americans
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Sandler feels that when audiences finally see his upcoming Netflix comedy, “The Ridiculous Six,” they will realize he wasn’t trying to offend anyone.
The spoof takes its name from the western classic “The Magnificent Seven” and pokes fun at the genre. But not everyone found it funny.
Earlier this year, a group of Native American actors walked off a New Mexico film set over complaints that content in the film was offensive to their culture. The actors objected over the vile names of some of the characters, as well as a Native American woman urinating while smoking a peace pipe.
“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” Sandler told The Associated Press on Saturday on the red carpet for the world premiere of his new film, “Pixels.”
Sandler called “The Ridiculous Six” 100 percent pro-American Indian.
Produced by Sandler’s Happy Madison production company, the all-star cast includes Sandler (who also co-wrote it), Taylor Lautner, Steve Buscemi and Luke Wilson. It premieres Dec. 11 on Netflix.
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