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Disney Stops Selling Controversial Moana Halloween Costume

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AP This photograph of a computer screen shows the DisneyStore.com website's Maui Halloween costume on Sept. 21, 2016.

"We regret that the Maui costume has offended some"

Disney is no longer selling a controversial Halloween costume of a character from its upcoming movie Moana after critics said the costume’s brown skin was racist.

The company said Thursday that it is pulling the costume of Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson in the film) from its website and stores after it sparked outrage earlier this week. The outfit consists of a brown bodysuit with tattoos.

“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,” Disney said in a statement to CNN Money.

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