Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie ‘The Ridiculous Six’ has been mired in controversy with Native American protesting for making alleged racist jokes throughout the movie. However, Adam Sandler has defended the movie stating it as a ‘pro-Indian movie,’ which has been misunderstood. What is the truth, then? Read on to know more.
People have taken the movie out of context. It is just a misunderstanding and once it is released, everything will be cleared up, said Sandler on the sideline of the premiere of the movie “Pixels.”
The Netflix comedy “The Ridiculous Six” is a 100% pro-American Indian movie and the controversy is just a misunderstanding, Sandler claimed when people alleged the movie of making repeated insults to Native Americans.
Sandler has a deal with Netflix to make four films of which “The Ridiculous Six” is the first one. In April, a group of extras left the set of the film objecting to bad gags and inaccurate portrayal of Native Americans. It is also said that makeup was used to ‘darken’ Sandler’s skin.
“The Ridiculous Six” is a ‘pro-Indian movie,’ Sandler told Screen Crush, adding that he approached to some of the upset co-actors on the set and made them understood that the intention behind….is just to make a 100% funny movie.
However, people blamed Netflix stating, “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,” Vulture reported.
Meanwhile Sandler said: “It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and […] just being good people. No mocking has been done on American Indians in the movie and it’s totally a pro-Indian movie.”
Adam Sandler is confident that when people watch the “The Ridiculous Six”, which will be premiered on Netflix on December 11, whoever had left the set feeling offended will realize that they judged it all wrong.