‘Moana’: Disney’s Controversial Costume Dress of Movie Now Removed After Racial Accusation


This news might be one of the very strangest and hard to believe but this literally happens. The latest upcoming Moana which is basically and animated movie is having Robert Downey Jr. as the lead voice character in the movie and the movie has anticipated to be a very amazing movie after the trailer of the movie has got amazing reviews and response from the audience.

The movie is going to be a very big hit is having a very great problem, but the problem is solved now. A recent step by the Disney to publicize the upcoming movie in the kids and their families is through a dress which is  being created by them which is based on the Maui, which is also a key figure in Polynesian oral tradition. The dress is basically a full-length brown trousers and a long-sleeved shirt covered in “tattoos,” as well as a “skirt” made of leaves. Traditional tattoos are imbued with deep meaning in Polynesian culture. The issue was raised by Chelsie Haunani Fairchild, who described herself as Polynesian and a native Hawaiian.

moana-costumeShe said in her official statement that the costume was an example of cultural appropriation and it was wrong to sell a costume that allowed children to pretend to be another race. She also added that “It’s disgusting,” which is said in a video posted to YouTube.

“This is inappropriate, and it’s not okay.” The issues later causes the Disney to apologize for this step and they also said that they are pulling the costume from its website and stores as soon as possible.

The news got spreaded like wildfire asking for many things which seems to be not working out with this society. ‘Moana’ is basically an upcoming 2016, 3D animated comedy musical fantasy filled with thrilling adventure.

moana-movieThe movie is being produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, the 56th Disney animated feature film. Moana is being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and is co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The film introduces Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and is featuring Dwayne Johnson as Maui.  Moana is scheduled to be theatricaly released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 23, 2016.