Adam Sandler is in trouble with the Native American community. He is putting out a new movie The Ridiculous Six. Several Native American Indians have walked off the set of his new movie, claiming his jokes are based on racist stereotypes of Indians.
But my real problem with Sandler is he just isn’t funny. I used to use a lot of the same kind of jokes when I was 11, trying to be a comedian. People made it clear to me that I wasn’t funny. Years later Sandler uses a lot of the same material and now some people think it is funny. I for one don’t. I never have like Sandler.
There are always the ultra-conservatives who go out of their way to defend racist jokes, as Sandler’s. Consider “Liberal Indian War On Adam Sandler Is A Political Hit Job,” By Patrick Howley, of The Daily Caller:
The current Indian War against Adam Sandler is a liberal rich-kid conspiracy to shut down populist conservative voices.
This week, comedy filmmaker Sandler was roasted in the liberal press for allegedly demeaning Indians and women in his upcoming straight-to-Netflix Western “The Ridiculous Six.” About twelve Indian actors, extras and crew members staged a walk-out on the set because of some jokes in the movie. Here are the jokes that caused the actors to blow their little bighorn, according to statements that two protesters gave to Indian Country Today:
“We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche”
Oh God, no. The Indians in the Adam Sandler movie looked more like Comanches than Apaches? Shit, somebody call Sacheen Littlefeather.
Of course I don’t pay any attention to such winers as Howley. And as stupid as Sandler’s humor is, I would be very surprised if it wasn’t all insulting to Native American Indians. My first question would be “why would Native American Indians want to work for Sandler anyway?” But the answer to that is obvious. Indian extras—out of work—need employment. I get it. So they did the next best thing. When they realized it made fun of Indian culture (such as a character named Sits-On-Face & Beaver’s Breath) they hit the road. That is totally understandable and much more understandable to me than why ANYONE would pay to see Adam Sadler.