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Do you agree with criticism over Disney’s Halloween costume of the demi-god Maui from its new movie, “Moana”?

  • B. No, lighten up (971 Votes)
  • A. Yes, culturally offensive (140 Votes)
  • C. Mixed; unsure (53 Votes)

This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting.

12 responses to “Do you agree with criticism over Disney’s Halloween costume of the demi-god Maui from its new movie, “Moana”?”

  1. marcus says:

    What offends me more is foul-mouthed pseudo activists!

  2. keonimay says:

    It is a Hollywood cartoon. For many other Hawaiians, it did not cross the threshold, of cultural insults.

    Not all of the actors, are Hawaiian either. Is that a big deal ?

    This is not an important, Hawaiian Cultural Issue.

  3. HAJAA1 says:

    People need lives. Go get one and leave cartoons alone.

  4. Dai says:

    I understand the up roar with the Washington Redskins and the term is derogatory. Many college mascots have changed. UH had Vili the Warrior. Not sure why he he wasn’t retained. Possibly contract issues.
    Moana is a animated film about our more popular folk tales. If the costume is not culturally sensitive, then maybe the film too? I haven’t seen or heard too much about the film being on the hot seat.
    Maybe, Hollywood should just not make any films about Hawaii or Hawaiians for fear of stepping on some sensitive toes.

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