Hard to believe an Adam Sandler movie is juvenile and offensive

Adam Sandler

"Who wants to hear my Tonto impression?"

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Many of you who follow Adam Sandler's career in New York theater may be unaware that the master thespian sometimes makes commercial movies targeting a young male audience.

The tone of his movies is markedly different than some of Sandler's serious stage work. Sandler attempts to amuse his young audience with fart jokes, pratfalls, fart jokes, funny faces, and fart jokes. When composing timeless entertainment for his young movie audience, Sandler employs a broad palette of the insipid and the offensive.

Sadly, Sandler's latest effort to branch out in the latter category appears to have been something of a misfire. From Indian Country Today:

Approximately a dozen Native actors and actresses, as well as the Native cultural advisor, left the set of Adam Sandler’s newest film production, The Ridiculous Six, on Wednesday. The actors, who were primarily from the Navajo nation, left the set after the satirical western’s script repeatedly insulted native women and elders and grossly misrepresented Apache culture.

Sure, but if Sandler said some of the insulting stuff in one of his "funny" voices -- like Opera Man! -- who could take offense? How bad could his script have been?

The examples of disrespect included Native women’s names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee.

We have no illusions that what we're doing is high art, but what's it like to be nearly 50 and writing that sh*t? We hope Sandler's enjoying his money.

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