Disney Pulled a Moana Halloween Costume After People Pointed Out Dressing Up as Another Race Isn’t the Best Idea

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When looking for a Halloween costume, a good rule of thumb is to find something that stands out, is comfortable, and doesn’t involve wearing the skin of other people’s cultures in a shockingly literal way. Disney messed up on that last bit with a costume based on the Rock’s character, the demigod Maui, in Moana, which would sheath wearers in a mock version of his tattooed legs and torso. After an outcry from parents and other concerned, reasonable humans, Disney has pulled the costume from its stores and website, alongside sets of pajamas, sweatshirts, and T-shirts made in a similar style. “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,” Disney said in a statement. “We sincerely apologize.” In other news, the costume cost $44.95–$49.95!

Disney Pulls Moana Costume After Complaints