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‘Moana’ actress weighs in on if it’s racist to dress as her character for Halloween.

‘Moana’ actress weighs in on if it’s racist to dress as her character for Halloween.

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It is October 27 in the year of our Lorde 2018. That's right: it's that time of the year when parents debate whether or not it's racist to dress as Moana for Halloween.

My understanding is that the average parent has seen 'Moana' upwards of fifty, if not one hundred, times. It's a Disney film that's captured children's imaginations in a profound way. I think the repetition would drive me slightly crazy, but I hear Lin-Manuel Miranda did an incredible job composing the music.

Anyway, the voice actress who portrays the titular heroine weighed in and explained that it's not racist to wear a 'Moana' Halloween costume if you're not Polynesian (specifically Tongan or Samoan). Earlier this week, Auli'i Cravalho explained to People that "it’s absolutely appropriate. It’s done in the spirit of love and for Disney and for the little ones who just want to dress up as their favorite heroine, I’m all for it."

Sources: People
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