Adam Sandler: ‘Ridiculous Six’ Controversy Was A “Misunderstanding”
Adam Sandler says the controversy surrounding his upcoming Netflix movie Ridiculous Six was just a “misunderstanding,” and he wasn’t trying to offend Native Americans. As Gossip Cop reported back in April, several Native American extras walked off the set of Sandler’s movie because they found the script material to be offensive.
The extras took issue with Sandler using names like “No Bra” and “Beaver’s Breath” for the Native American characters, and were also offended by a bit involving one of the female characters urinating while smoking a peace pipe. On Saturday, while walking the red carpet for his new movie Pixels, Sandler told the Associated Press, “It was just a misunderstanding, and once the movie is out it will be cleared up.” He also said Ridiculous Six is 100 percent pro Native American.
Netflix previously came to the comedian’s defense, releasing a statement shortly after the walk-off, saying Ridiculous Six, which takes its name from the classic Western film The Magnificent Seven, was a “satire.” The statement read, “The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it’s 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.”
What do you think about Sandler saying the controversy was a “misunderstanding”?