Adam Sandler (Finally) Comments on the ‘Ridiculous Six’ Actor Walkout

Way back in April, Native American extras walked off the set of Adam Sandler‘s Netflix film The Ridiculous Six over dicey racial material — a move which Sandler has just gotten around to addressing.

We guess he’s been waiting for things to die down. Us? We’ve been waiting for the recent spate of Adam Sandler movies to die.

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Anyway, during the premiere of Pixels (not an Adam Sandler movie but one he stars in), Sandler finally spoke about the controversy.

“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” he told the Associated Press.

“It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and about their family and just being good people. There’s no mocking of American Indians at all in the movie. It’s a pro-Indian movie,” added the actor/director to ScreenCrush, “So hopefully when people see it — whoever was offended on set and walked out, I hope they realize that, and that’s it. It was kinda taken out of context.

Said Netflix in a statement at the time, “The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of — but in on — the joke.”

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