Vanilla Ice has come to the defense of Adam Sandler’s controversial Netflix western “The Ridiculous Six” in the wake of dating reports last week.
Those reports indicated that a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the comedy because of offensive jokes in the script. The Indian Country Today Media Network reported that some female Native Americans in the script were named Beaver’s Breath and No Bra.
“It’s a comedy. I don’t think anybody really had any ill feeling or any intent or anything. This movie isn’t ‘Dances With Wolves.’ It’s a comedy. They’re not there to showcase anything about anybody – they’re just making a funny movie, I think.”
Asked about the walkouts, he said: “I don’t have anything to do with it. I just play my part.”
The film is the first in a four-movie deal between Sandler and Netflix, with the streaming company already issuing a statement about the issue late last week: “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.”