Adam Sandler film producers caught on tape arguing with Native American extras: "We're not going to change Beaver Breath"

A number of extras recently walked off the set of Sandler's "Ridiculous Six" because of offensive content

Published April 28, 2015 2:12PM (EDT)

Adam Sandler     (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)
Adam Sandler (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Last week, a number of Native American extras walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s new Netflix film “The Ridiculous Six” after complaining that the film contained disrespectful Native American stereotypes.

Today, Indian Country Today Network got their hands on a cell phone video showing producers arguing with Native American actors about the film's content, with one producer saying: "If you’re overly sensitive about it then you should leave.”

One of the major complaints about the film involved the demeaning names given to Native American characters, such as 'No Bra' and 'Beaver Breath.' After one actor says "we don’t need to sell out our people,” a producer responds “I understand completely, but we’re not going to change Beaver Breath.”

The conversation heats up, with the producers explaining why the film shouldn’t be offensive, and the Native actors maintaining that it is. “You’re trying to tell us what’s disrespectful to us?” asks one actor. “You’re trying to tell a Native what’s disrespectful to them?”

Watch the video below:

(h/t Defamer)

By Anna Silman

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