Disney In Hot Water Over ‘Brown Skin’ Moana Halloween Costume — Do YOU Think It’s Racist??

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Controversy comes for us all, it would seem — and Disney is living through it the hard way right now!

The folks behind their new movie Moana, that is set for release right around Thanksgiving, are wading into dangerous territory with a controversial Halloween costume available on the company’s website that some people believe to be racist!

Related: Disney’s Moana Will NOT Have A Love Interest!

Over the weekend, Disney started selling a costume of the Polynesian god Maui (above) from the movie — a character voiced in the film by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson — on their website.

That costume looks like this (below):

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The character’s traditional, tribal tattoos — and dark skin — are obviously being used as costume inspiration here, and that’s leaving some people to question whether this was an acceptable decision by Disney!

Activists are taking to Twitter to complain and come together over the issue, as you can see (below):

Interesting.

Obviously, Polynesian people don’t want to be portrayed as just some Halloween costume — especially considering the tribal tattoos have sacred, specific meanings.

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

[Image via Disney.]

Sep 19, 2016 6:11pm PDT

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