Remember The Ridiculous Six, that Adam Sandler Netflix comedy that offended countless Native Americans, including the Native actors and hired consultant on set? Well, the trailer is out, and like most Sandler films nowadays, it looks and sounds just like you’d expect. Take a look at it for yourself.
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You’ve seen my coverage of Adam Sandler’s awful film The Ridiculous Six, which, I’m proud to say, also includes an in-depth interview with former Ridiculous Six actor Loren Anthony. Well, for my ICYMI post this week, I’m posting three articles outlining people’s overwhelming anger and disappointment with not just Sandler and The Ridiculous Six, but with Hollywood’s practices in general.
I’ve been covering the news surrounding The Ridiculous Six for about a week now, and I’m very excited to say that I was able to speak directly to one of the actors who left the film, Loren Anthony.
In this interview, Anthony details what the general feeling was on that particular day of filming and his personal feelings when it came to the absurdly offensive treatment of his people and culture, as reflected in the leaked script. I know there are those out there that have wanted to know how much the actors knew about the film before signing on; Anthony covered this and much more in our phone call, which you’ll read below.
Just a few days ago, I wrote about the Adam Sandler The Ridiculous Six scandal that I’d hoped that the story would stay around long enough for some change to really stick. Thank goodness my dreams came true, because, unlike what Netflix probably wanted, the story is still making the news, meaning that if it’s news on Monday, it’ll probably stay in the news all week long.
Adam Sandler is in hot water right now, and hopefully, this particular issue will put the lack of proper representation for Native Americans in the spotlight.
A couple of weeks ago, it was Navajo Code Talker Day, and being someone who likes giving honor to those before me (and because I didn’t know there was a day dedicated to the Navajo Code-Talkers), I thought I’d make today’s MOC Monday about them.
James Baldwin is quoted as saying, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” If that’s true for black people, I’d say the same has to be true for Native Americans, particularly since they were the first non-white people of America to be brutalized. It’s for this reason that I’ve always thought Native and black people should work together to help end each other’s strife, and it’s also this reason that I was confused as to why people were getting on rapper-turned investigative journalist/activist Mykki Blanco’s case.
The battle continues! Last time, it was ABC. This time, I’m grading CBS. Once again, I’m using The Hollywood Reporter‘s list of every pilot so far.
I read a lot of stuff in the past few weeks, but I can’t post all of it, so I’m only posting the most recent stuff. So many things. Let’s get to it.