Disney has ceased sales of a full-body child's costume from their upcoming movie Moana amid accusations that it's racist. The costume depicts Maui, a Polynesian demigod who tags along with the movie's title character on her adventures. It consists of a skirt of leaves over a brown shirt and pants decorated with tattoos.
In a YouTube video, Chelsie Haunani Fairchild, a native Hawaiian who described herself as Polynesian, says the costume is an example of cultural appropriation, and asserts that kids shouldn't be allowed to wear the skin of someone from another race for amusement.
A writer at Fusion characterized the costume as "full-body brown face."
Disney apologized and issued a statement saying, "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."