Offensive jokes are the norm for Adam Sandler movies. It just so happens that in the last few years or so, not a lot of people find his stuff funny.
Sandler has a four movie deal with Netflix. This latest production, a Wild West comedy called The Ridiculous Six, a spoof of the The Magnificent Seven has hit a snag after many of its Native American actors and the Native cultural advisor decided to leave.
Among the problems were inaccurate costuming and jokes involving women whose names are “Beaver’s Breath” and “No Bra.”
One Navajo actress Allison Young told Indian Country Today Media Network “We talked to the producers about our concerns. They just told us, ‘If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.’ I was just standing there and got emotional and teary-eyed. I didn’t want to cry but the feeling just came over me. This is supposed to be a comedy that makes you laugh. A film like this should not make someone feel this way…Nothing has changed. We are still just Hollywood Indians.”
A spokesperson for Netflix responded via E! saying “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.”