Vanilla Ice defends The Ridiculous Six script
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 April 2015
US rapper-turned-actor Vanilla Ice has come to the defence of Adam Sandler's new comedy western 'The Ridiculous Six', following criticism of the script
Vanilla Ice has come to the defence of Adam Sandler's new comedy western 'The Ridiculous Six'.
The 47-year-old rapper, who stars as Mark Twain in the much-discussed new movie, has hit back at critics of the filmmaker after it emerged the script features derogatory depictions of Native Americans.
He said: "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. I don't have anything to do with it. I just play my part."
He did, however, say that as he is "part Choctaw", he can see both sides of the issue.
Last week, Netflix issued a statement claiming that no one should feel disrespected by the film's content.
The company - which is set to release the film - explained: "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 popularised, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of - but in on - the joke."
Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson and Steve Buscemi are among the other stars set to feature in the movie.