May 1, 2015 – Details of the previously reported uprising on the set of Adam Sandler’s movie The Ridiculous Six have now grown more detailed…and “colorful.” The original ruckus resulted after a number of Native American actors found theÂ script offensive to women, elders and Native American culture in general. StoriesÂ are now surfacing via the Hollywood Reporter thatÂ the film’sÂ makeup team have been darkening African-American and Asian actors in an effortÂ to make them appear Native American.
Allison Young, one of the actors in the Netflix production, corroboratedÂ these otherwise anonymous accountsÂ telling MSNBC, “I’m full-blooded Navajo and they bronzed me. I was quite confused.” She went on to add,Â “that says something when the cultural advisor for the film quits because he’s offended.”
A cell phone video capturing some of the earlier confrontations on set is now widely circulating online:
So is painting actors of other ethnicities to make them appear Native American Funny or Offensive? VOTE NOW!