Disney’s Moana Halloween Costume Is Causing Some Serious Controversy
If you’re looking for a Halloween costume that will totally slay this year, we have you covered. We can show you cheap costumes for under $10, funny sexy costumes (yep, funny AND sexy), not to mention runway-worthy Halloween costumes if you’re up for it. What you DON’T want to wear is something totally, unnecessarily offensive. That’s why some folks are calling out Disney for their new Moana Halloween costume, saying it’s completely racist.
While most trick-or-treaters and those attending parties these days know that cultural appropriation is so not cool and cultures are not costumes, every year we still (unfortunately) hear about icky cases of everything from blackface to “Indian Princesses.”
— NPOC (@nerdypoc) September 18, 2016
While, in this case, Disney was obviously just trying to create a costume looking like one of their newest characters, Maui, they ignored the fact that they came up with something very wrong. Some are obviously bothered by the “allover Maui body tattoo screen art” (these particular tattoos belonging to Polynesian culture), while others are offended by the darkened skin-tone of the suit.
— TheBlackSheep.com (@LivinOffTheGrid) September 18, 2016
— ASHITAKA (@Kris_Munster) September 19, 2016
— Kaley LaQuea (@kaley_laquea) September 19, 2016
cosplaying things like moana is one thing – cosplay shouldn't be limited to what ur race is. but literally wearing a brown skin costume? no
— ✨ hannah ✨ (@donnatroying) September 19, 2016
— 18millionrising (@18millionrising) September 19, 2016
Perhaps Disney should rethink this one.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Disney)