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ICYMI: "Ridiculous Six" Edition

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. 

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Exclusive Interview: Loren Anthony Discusses "Ridiculous Six"

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. 

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"Ridiculous Six": Navajo President Condemns The Film, Actors' Plight Further Revealed on Video & Mainstream News

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. 

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Native and Black Solidarity: Why Mykki Blanco Is Right

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. 

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