Adam Sandler hasn’t said anything publicly regarding the group of Native American actors who walked off the set of his latest project, The Ridiculous Six, over charges that the script is insulting. But in the absence of comment from Sandler, an actor from the film has stepped forward to try to smooth tensions. He plays a famous white guy in the movie, and is famous as a conspicuously white rapper, but he’s touting Native heritage in the ongoing discussion.
It’s Vanilla Ice, who portrays Mark Twain in The Ridiculous Six.
ICTMN’s story on the walkout broke on April 23, and was very quickly picked up by news outlets all over the internet. Later that day, Vanilla Ice tweeted:
“In case you didn’t know I am Chactaw (sic) Indian. We had a great time filming the movie. Going to be Great.”
He also posted this picture to his Instagram followers:
Over the weekend, he again identified himself as Native, in this brief interview posted online by TMZ: