Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in film Moana sparks anger

The depiction of a Polynesian character in a Disney film has prompted anger across the Pacific islands, with one New Zealand MP saying the portrayal of the god Maui as obese was “not acceptable”.

Jenny Salesa, who is of Tongan heritage, shared a picture on her Facebook account which said Disney’s rendering of Maui in the film Moana resembled a creature that was “half pig, half hippo”.

What would Maui do?

  • Exile1981

    Salesa is a hipocrit. Look at her using social media, thats not part of her heritage, she culturaly appropriating european culture.

  • Alain

    When did Salesa see Maui to know what he looks like or doesn’t look like? Just asking.

  • useless opinion

    Fat Polynesian is not an oxymoron.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Good grief, don’t the perpetual whiners ever go on vacation?

    • B__2

      It’s one of the features of today’s culture. You don’t have to succeed by actually doing something useful, you can succeed by climbing the ladder of victimhood: gaining fame, fortune and political power. You must fight against many other victimhood groups to get your group made into an untouchable protected class, whereupon you can discriminate against anyone else, say anything, and have people unable or unwilling to say anything back because of this victimhood status of your social/racial/sexual group.

      • GrimmCreeper

        What happens when everyone, and I mean everyone, is a victim? Will that make it stop?

        • lolwut?

          Victim olympics, winner takes all.

  • tom_billesley

    King of Tonga

  • V10_Rob

    Well, since we’re on the subject, I’m not particularly pleased with how us progress-hating knuckle-dragging hillbillies have been portrayed, either…

  • If I’m not mistaken, Dwayne Johnson, who plays Maui, is of Polynesian extraction.

    I guess people have to complain about something.

    • GrimmCreeper

      They’ll create a new demon category, whitish Polynesian. Same as George Zimmerman became a white Hispanic.

  • The_Infidel_01

    I dunno, he looks a heap like most pacific islanders I know, and I wouldn’t get on the rugby field against any of the buggers.

  • lolwut?