Allison Young appeared on MSNBC to explain why she walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six. Still image from YouTube
A Navajo Nation actress who walked off the set of an Adam Sandler film this week said she felt uncomfortable from the start of production. In an interview with MSNBC, Allison Young said she was put in skin darkening makeup on her first visit to the dressing room for The Ridiculous Six despite being a "full-blooded Navajo." "They bronzed me," she said.
MSNBC: Native Americans Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler Movie
Young said problems continued when she learned more about the script, which is described as a satire of the Western genre. In one scene, some male characters pour liquor on a Native woman who is portrayed by a non-Native actress. "That's not comedy when it comes to Native American stereotypes," Young told MSNBC. "That's just perpetuating the stereotypes."
Loren Anthony, another Navajo Nation actor, was among those who walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six. Photo from Instagram
Some of the offending material has been posted by Defamer, which described the script as "the kinds of jokes that might feel edgy to an 11-year-old who finally understands what sex is." The film is being produced exclusively for distribution through NetFlix. It's being shot in New Mexico. Get the Story:
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These Are the Jokes That Caused Actors To Walk Off Adam Sandler's Set (Defamer 4/24)
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