Disney pulls Maui children’s costume amid claims it is offensive

Company apologises after outfit depicting Polynesian god Maui from the film Moana was likened to blackface Disney has said it will no longer sell a boys costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. The…

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Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in film Moana sparks anger

Portrayal of the god Maui has prompted debate over unhealthy stereotypes of Polynesian men on screen The depiction of a Polynesian character in a Disney film has prompted anger across the Pacific islands, with one New Zealand MP saying the…

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Hawaiian Airlines to keep choosing flyers’ seats based on their weights

Airline policy, which began earlier this month, faced federal complaints that it was discriminatory toward people of Samoan descent Hawaiian Airlines will continue assigning seats on some flights according to passengers weights, after federal complaints that the policy is discriminatory…

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