On Wednesday (April 22), a group of Native American actors and actresses quit working on the set of Adam Sandler‘s upcoming western spoof, The Ridiculous Six. The dozen or so actors said they left the production after the script continually insulted Native American women and made a mockery of Apache culture.
With all the clamor revolving around the Washington Washington Football Team to change their name due to the insensitivity towards Native Americans, the Cleveland Indians have ostensibly flown under the radar of national criticism.
Calling a team the Washington Football Team” is offensive to Native Americans, period. President Barack Obama seems to agree after noting in a recent interview that the Washington Washington Football Team should think about changing their name when considering how many people are offended by its use.