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Actors quit Sandler film over names

Published 23/04/2015

American Indian actors have quit an Adam Sandler movie
American Indian actors have quit an Adam Sandler movie

A group of American Indian actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie over complaints about stereotypes and offensive names.

Actor Loren Anthony said 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.

Anthony said the script also included offensive names for Native American female characters. He said producers told them to leave if they felt offended.

The Ridiculous Six is produced by Sandler and Allen Covert and is slated for a Netflix-only release. Production on the film began this month in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

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