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Disney criticized for costume film Moana

Disney criticized for costume film Moana

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The film producer Disney is under fire because of a Halloweenkostuum of the new film Moana that since this weekend to purchase. The film, which at the end of november in Dutch cinemas, tells the story of a Polynesian princess.

The Halloweenkostuum consists of a bruingekleurde bodysuit with tattoos and a wicker skirt. Social media is Disney criticized the costume is in poor taste to prove it.

There would a caricature be created from the Polynesian culture, the trade publication Variety on Monday. Some people like to compare the costume even with brownface, a Zwarte Piet-like caricature in the past in the U.S. are on the scene of African-Americans was created.

Demigod

The costume of the Polynesian demigod Maui, who in the film is narrated by actor Dwayne Johnson. The film tells about an adventurous teenager who with the help of the demigod of the ocean, sail to prove themselves.

Moana, which is released under the title Vaiana, was already under fire because of the non-white main character is not slim would be like other Disney heroines.

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