Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and eight others quit the production of satirical western “The Ridiculous Six” after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture.
Anthony says the script also included offensive Native American female characters named “Beaver’s Breath” and “No Bra.” He says producers told them to leave if they felt offended.
“Right from the get-go, it didn’t feel right. But we it let it go,” said Anthony, a Navajo actor who started work as an extra on the movie Monday. “Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women.”
“The Ridiculous Six” is produced by Sandler and Allen Covert and is slated for a Netflix-only release. Production began this month in Santa Fe and elsewhere in northern New Mexico. (Read more from “Offended Native American Actors Quit Adam Sandler Movie” HERE)