As dialogue surrounding culturally applicable Halloween costumes heats up forward of the vacation, the actress who lent her voice to the titular character in Disney’s “Moana” says it’s “completely applicable” for kids to decorate up because the Polynesian princess on Oct. 31.
“It’s carried out within the spirit of affection and for Disney and for the little ones who simply need to costume up as their favourite heroine, I’m all for it,” Auli’i Cravalho advised Individuals in a current interview. “I feel it’s completely applicable.”
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The Hawaiian born 17-year-old additional divulged that she would “completely assist” and “encourage anybody” with a need to decorate up because the 2016 hit flick’s adventurous main woman.
“Mother and father can costume up as Moana, too,” Cravalho mentioned.
As famous by the outlet, Disney pulled a Maui costume the yr the filmed debuted, after public outcry that the look was racist.
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“The staff behind Moana has taken nice care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that impressed the movie, and we remorse that the Maui costume has offended some,” reps for the leisure large advised Individuals on the time. “We sincerely apologize.”
In line with USA Right this moment, Moana costumes are presently obtainable for buy at Disney, Amazon, Walmart, Get together Metropolis and Goal.