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10 Actors Insulted By Movie Roles They Were Offered

10. Loren Anthony Knew His People Were Better Than The Ridiculous Six

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Hollywood has a rather sordid history when it comes to depicting minority groups.

From casting people of a different race to straight-up using blackface, the movie industry has some black sheep in its past. Fortunately, these trends are coming to an end, but that doesn't mean some films aren't still plagued by these problems.

For Loren Anthony, a member of the Navajo Tribe who works as an actor and cultural adviser, this wasn't any clearer than the time he arrived on the set of Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six.

When he was first offered the role, he was reticent to take it fearing a racist undertone... and he wasn't wrong.

"I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it. Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So, I agreed to it but, on Monday, things started getting weird on the set.
We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche. One thing that really offended a lot of people was that there was a female character called Beaver's breath. One character says 'Hey, Beaver's Breath.' And the Native woman says, 'How did you know my name?"

Disgusted by their intended portrayal, Anthony and 11 other Native Americans walked off the set.

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