Disney pulls Moana costume after public backlash

22/09/2016
Disney has stopped selling a costume from its upcoming movie Moana after complaints it was offensive to Pacific Islanders.
 
The full-length costume made its wearer look like they had brown skin covered with traditional tattoos, with added padding for "mighty stature" and
a grass skirt.
 
It was meant to depict the character Maui, voiced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the film. But many people accused Disney of cultural appropriation
for profit.
 
In a statement the company said it regretted the offence caused.
 
"The team behind Moana has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume 
has offended some. We sincerely apologise and are pulling the costume from our website and stores."