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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Dakota Johnson hits out at ‘brutal’ Hollywood over ageism

Fifty Shades of Grey actor queries why there are no longer roles in film for her mother Melanie Griffith, 58, and grandmother Tippi Hedren, 85 Fifty Shades of Grey actor Dakota Johnson has condemned as brutal a film industry that…

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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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