The Disturbing REAL STORY Behind Moana

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Lenysea : Why are people purposefully looking for something to get offended by? Just enjoy the movie!

michael ashbrook : To sum it up. White people offended. Polynesians happy to see a child friendly version of a great story from their culture

Coben Storer : As a Samoan Maori I wasn't offended. Sure Maui doesn't look like that but my judgement disappeared as soon as that first song kicked off. Our people and our culture front and centre in a Disney Film?! I never thought it'd happen in my lifetime. I cried twice because of Te Vaka's songs.

Joshua Ligairi : I'm ethnically from Fiji, first generation American, raised in Hawai'i. I cried tears of joy most of the way through my first screening with my kids because I was so thankful that they'd have such a beautiful representation of their culture in the mainstream. I wish I'd had that as a kid. I think it would have helped me take more pride in my culture, instead of just trying to fit in as an All-American kid. Every Pacific Islander I know (first hand accounts from Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Fijian, Maori, Hawaiian, Filipino people) absolutely love Moana. And I don't know who you're quoting, but I personally love that they used some of the biggest Polynesian voice actors for main roles in the film and the real Polynesian band Te Vaka to write some of the music and sing as the "voices of the choir" you referenced. We really could not have asked for more. Especially considering Disney's track record with Pocahontas and Aladdin.

John Traylor : The most disturbing part of this video was the quantity of stock footage used

Nora Dennis : People should stop being offended at every little thing. I've got news for those offended by the things in Moana...most Disney films are not accurate. The Little Mermaid for example...she didn't get the Prince; in the original story she ended up as sea foam. Cinderella's stepsisters met a gruesome end. Rapunzel's prince was blinded and they are separated for several years. In one version Rapunzel is pregnant. Disney films were never meant to be accurate. They were meant to take you away into a fairy tale with a happy ending. Nowadays everything MUST be accurate or risk offending a MINORITY of people. Because lets face it, the majority of us liked Moana and didn't have a problem with how Maui looked. Nor are the majority of us going to go out and read about Maui to make sure he was portrayed correctly in the film. I also doubt very much that Disney meant anything offensive by adding in the "evil" coconuts. They couldn't put white man into the film since Moana is supposed to take place BEFORE Captain Cook found the islands of Hawai'i so can't we all just enjoy a Disney film and stop being offended if they didn't get something "right"? It's just a MOVIE, a story based on a Hawaiian God. It's not supposed to be accurate.

linda sakuwaha : The part that really cracked me up was"people were getting ready to get offended"who in the world gets ready to be offended? 😂 😂 😂 😂 I'm crying real tears!!!

Coco Fish : omg can't people just *_like_* movies nowadays? Why is everything offensive?!

Waahaa _1 : *someone sneezes on ground* Offended!

Joseph Vitale : I was born and raised in Samoa. And i have no idea who you're quoting but all polynesian people love this movie. Stop talking shit eah !!!

PatrickAllenNL : People get offended over anything

Coco Fish : 5:57 if they stuck to the 'real story', they wouldn't be able to present the movie to a young audience. It's Disney, they obviously needed to make it more appealing to children.

Sabrina Yarmuhamedova : But it wouldn't make sense if Disney always stuck to the original story. It would be a very boring job because everything is already set up for them. I think the movie was great and didn't have really any flaws. The creators job is to (obviously) create and they have to put thier own ideas too.

iiCookiezz : Put on a costume on Halloween Offended

Key Lock : I enjoyed this movie and I'm almost 62 years old, and I've got Native American Indian {Cherokee} in my background as well as Caucasian and a few other mixtures rolled in there. It behooves me how many people THINK that other cultures get offended because of something in a movie. I recall sports teams being or getting renamed because white and blacks along with a few other races thought {WRONGLY, I may add} that the Native American Indians would be or are offended by using names like Red Skins, Braves, etc. yet, every Native American I know, not a one of us with any semblance of a Native American background, and even those that are still pure, HAD NO PROBLEMS with teams being named after Indians or those terms being used. But a lot of brain-dead idiots did. Do we laugh at how we are portrayed in old westerns, yes, as a matter of fact we do. Sometimes we may get a wee bit insulted, but we have learned to let that roll off our backs and allow life to go on. Life is too short to be offended by a movie of any kind or a simple child's movie or cartoon. We have grown too sensitive to what others portrayed in these movies think that we don't bother to ASK those that were portrayed how they felt about it. Most often, these folks have no issues with it, however there will always be one or more in every culture that will be offended by something, somewhere, no matter what it is. Atheists are offended by Christmas as an example, yet why allow something others do that brings you no harm to be considered offensive? It's not like those Christmas lights or decorations are going to jump off your house and attack them. If mine ever did that, not only would I be surprised, but terrified they could do such a thing and I'd destroy every last one of them. But they can't, they won't! Yet, because someone puts up decorations for whatever Holiday we celebrate, someone is offended by it. Why? I was always taught if I am offended by something, then either stay out of the area where it is, or if you have to be near or around where it is, IGNORE IT! It's not that difficult to do, but sadly, in todays society people want to find offensive content in practically 100% of what one says, does or even doesn't do. It's a no win situation in that respect. And that my friends is where all the disharmony and racism really comes from, because we don't ask, we don't really communicate with each other as we should, we don't even bother to try and understand each other. And this is the sad truth of it all. {And I can guarantee someone here will find this very comment offensive in some way, shape or form.} It is inevitable.

Joshua Fuhrman : What? Maui isn't overweight it is literaly muscle. Also the story isn't about Maui it's about Moana's and there isn't a real myth or legend about Moana meaning that you can't say that Maui wasn't portrayed right. What if he is older here than in the legend

Natasha Haunui : Maui is apparent in all different Pacific island cultures with different variations. Most of this may be accurate for the Hawaiian culture. . . But maui is apart of all of us in some way. Who made this video! Are you even from the islands tho 🤔There is so much incorrect information in this video. Or onesided if you like. Also moana may not have been her name but ther ees is a famous character in Maori culture named hinemoa. Who in some people's eyes if you know her story is very much like moana. Minus the love interest 😂 some think they based moana of her but the again I dont know all of the other Pacific island culture stories. Like. . . There is a lot. like. . . No one was offended. I think the only thing that may have offended people was that we all wanted our own culture to be the main language used but it was Hawaiian. That's it but hey. It's a large nation with many languages and story's. We cant have it all.

totallyfrozen : So the creators took Maui who was original described as looking more Japanese and made him look Samoan. Seems more appropriate and believable. I was actually pretty glad to see him looking Samoan instead of Asian since he looks Polynesian that way. Having grown up in Alaska, I knew lots and lots of Samoans. They’re good people! Probably the largest people on earth too! I don’t mean fat; I mean LARGE. They’re tall and strong. Hardly a man among them is under 6’4”. Big dudes. Their women are very sweet too. Nice people! Anyone who got offended at the portrayal of Maui’s body in the movie has never met an actual Samoan. BTW, the coconuts were cute. If those things offended you, you have NO SOUL!

Richard Mattingly : Odd that most of those pictured as reacting with outrage weren't Polynesian, and if there was a theme song for PC/SJW crowd it would be the classic Cry me a River. Ethnic views for better or worse depends on the era in which a film was made but outrage is gotten out of hand because it's almost irrational now. You're not so much as Woke as having just swallowed some web wombat's often life loathing world view and childhood doesn't need disillusioned adults breaking their toys before they can.

Catherine3385 : white liberal democrats are the only ones offended #walkaway

Mythical Factory : Although yeah, maui was different than in the original Polynesian mythology version, they did a great job adapting it for a larger public.

Alessandro : They changed her name in Vaiana here in Italy, because the name reminds the famous pornographic actress Moana Pozzi lol

My Mom : We people should not put too many meaning over little things. The movie is meant to entertain the kids and to be able to give thought and values of the story. So the movie maker should put best storyline that fit the wider audience. And about the body of Mui,making it bigger, is actually how kids easily understood of being strong. For kids the bigger,the stronger. The focus audience is actually the kids. So the images should be fitted based on the kids perception of things. I hope I made a point thier.

candy lia : People need to remember that is a kids' channel and some of these facts are inappropriate for children so they try to make it appropriate while covering most of the facts

Wetworks Division, Team 7: Arclight : It's funny how so many non-Polynesian people were taking offense to this movie when it has nothing to do with them. The only people whose opinions matter where the making of this movie is concerned are Polynesians. I am Hawaiian by blood with both my mother and father being of Hawaiian descent. My great-great-grandfather, Lyons Baldwin Nainoa, was Ali'i Nui (great chief/royalty), descendant of Queen Ka'ahumanu, wife of King Kamehameha the Great, and cousin to our last reigning monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani. In Hawaiian culture women CAN be Ali'i (chief/ruler) so it doesn't matter that in Tongan culture women can't be chief.

Kathryn Simanu : as a Polynesian , i would like to thank u for trying ur hardest to pronounce our Polynesian words

Poopah Doopah : The filmers really captured the real story of Polynesians

ihaile shipman : Yes people get offended over everything, yes Disney movies aren’t suppose to be 100% accurate, but Disney is also known for racial incidents in their movies and shows even. They always have adult innuendos or jokes on a supposedly kid show channel so this argument really can go both ways. They could’ve done better bc look at how they did Mulan, so idk man.

Scrappy DappyDoo : Why do people purposely look for mistakes in movies, it is so stupid, but I likes the video amyway

Catharine Sanders : The only thing I heard about the legend of Maui in New Zealand schools growing up, was that the only land he pulled up was the North Island (Te Ika a Māui) of New Zealand after he and his brothers got lost during a fishing trip on the ocean. But with most mythical tales, there are a multitude of different versions... (shrugs). lol.

clare zajac : its a cartoon not a documentary. i thought they were portrayed quite nice. i have a few Hawaiian friends they loved it

Abbey Corkum : I think Disney did an amazing job. At first THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME & I think it still is awesome even after I just heard this

God is the only way : all of the sensitive people need to grow up for a change

Gummy Triz : Oh wow soooooo disturbing

Michaelene Johnson : I think Disney wouldn’t be Disney if they didn’t add their own original twist everyone should just calm down sheesh

epique wenqa aka epik : this video was anything but disturbing..and most of the offended people's concerns werent legit issues at all..

Aigataulagi Taito : I didn't like at first because maui and moana almost look alike with their noses.... lol.... but I loved it in the end.

Shadowkey392 : I think Disney did a terrific job. They stayed true enough to the story’s origins to give a fair representation of Polynesian culture and mythology, and took enough creative liberties to make the story fun and safe for kids.

bluekid kiddo : So people is so mean at least they tried and my baby cousin loved watching this on Netflix she done watched it over again and again even her parents watch it all the time

Ari Plays : I love the movie Moana for my birthday my mommy's and my hair is moana's hair and I had the same color flowers she did

Micah Buzan : Offense addiction is becoming as real and common as any other addiction.

sumi's art and craft : Because i think this video is fake and the movie is an imagination not real story if it was they director have mentioned in the movie if you agree

Mama Jones : I loved it so did my grandchildren! Never say what a women can't become! There are strong Queen in all cultures! !

Abran Vieyra : Honestly I don't know the culture, but I loved this movie and it was magical and it made me happy.

Abigail Stone : 5:28 Moana wasn't Tongan. She was an amalgam of many Polynesian cultures (mostly Samoan), where women can most certainly be chief/tribal leaders.

Kalaninui Akau : As someone who is Native Hawaiian and been raised with the culture, this video has very little substance to go on. Everything sounds like people finding the smallest things to dislike the movie. I take it as creative liberties that didnt veer off too much from source material, but it wasnt so off that I would consider it offensive.

Kealoha k : I’m hawaiian. We love Moana.

KittyTheSkeleton : Well..From my Samoan view it doesn’t really seem offensive

Sidona Tadele : I think that it is not fair for every little thing they do wrong people go all crazy I actually like it and I would never change it

Kieran Stark : *hears in the beginning that Moana (both the character and film) is an awesome movie and can get enough of this video even less to learn about the history of how Moana was made*