Cosmopolitan Calls Dressing Up as Moana for Halloween Racist

Cosmopolitan veered away from its usual topics of women’s fashion and dating when it published an editorial on Monday regarding an odd subject matter.

The magazine’s website featured an article titled “Maybe Don’t Dress Your Kid Up As Moana This Halloween?”

The editorial urged white parents not to allow their children to dress up as Moana for Halloween — because, as Cosmopolitan puts it, “If your kid wears a racist costume … you’re kind of wearing it too.”

“If your Caucasian son or daughter doesn’t get to be exactly what they wanted for Halloween, encourage them to take a step back and realize that they’re awash in privileges that the real Moanas and Tianas of the world will likely never see, because the world is full of racist a–holes,” the piece states.

Moana is the name and title character of a popular Disney animation movie based on a young Polynesian girl. Released in 2016, the critically acclaimed film became an instant hit with movie-goers and grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.

Per Cosmopolitan, a white child dressing up as Moana would amount to cultural appropriation and would be an offensive act against young children of Pacific Island descent who, supposedly have no other characters to relate to.

According to the magazine, white children who dress up as an ethnic movie character for Halloween, be it Jasmine from “Aladdin” or Moana herself, are guilty of projecting racism.

“To pretend to be a racial, ethnic, or religious minority when you’re not makes light of their history — and reinforces a deeply problematic power dynamic, wherein white people use, then discard, pieces of cultures they’ve subjugated for centuries just because they can.”

The “onus” falls on the parents, Cosmopolitan says, to teach white children why dressing up as anything else other than a Caucasian character is cultural appropriation and deeply offensive.

Aside from costume policing, the editorial went on to allege that President Donald Trump is a hate group apologist and that his refugee ban was based off racist sentiment.

The blowback to the article on Twitter was swift and harsh.

Critics of the article from right-of-center outlets such as National Review, The Daily Wire and others, have argued that it isn’t racist at all for children to dress as whatever character they please for Halloween.

In fact, Emily Zanotti of The Daily Wire said allowing children to only dress as characters that correspond to their ethnicity is itself racist.

As of the publication of this article, Cosmopolitan has yet to respond to the backlash.


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  1. Don Baker

    There two things I couldn’t possible care less about. One is anything in Cosmo, the other is any claim of racism

  2. Barbara Repko

    But it’s okay for black kids to dress up as white Disney characters and no one gets butthurt and whines about racism. And black women trying to look white with their long, straight dyed blonde hair isn’t “culture appropriation”, all the while screaming about black pride??? ???

    1. Apolloone

      Barbara the Scriptures say there will be certain people during the “End Times” that will be sent “Strong Delusion” according to many prophesies we are in that time, this is the only thing that makes sense of why these people can be so deranged in their thinking, just think about what a horrible thing that is and not to even know it. The Prophet Daniel gives us some solid proof that we’re in the end of days as we know them, Knowledge and Travel increase. The Messiah said when Israel was back as a nation was also a clue, just these three prophecies alone is enough proof for me, but there are many more that have come to pass and taking place today{):-)

  3. CalPaul1949

    Whiny unrealistic liberals would think that anyone white breathing is racist. This is getting absolutely ansurd!

    1. Apolloone

      Watch it will get More Absurd. “Strong Delusion”? what else makes sense with this kind of thinking? This is a very good book: “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes Of Political Madness” Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter a Forensic Psychiatrist diagnosed his Liberal patients as having a “Mental Disorder” most likely these people are this way because they chose to believe the lies of Satan and they rejected Yahweh’s (God) Truth, I rarely hear professing Christians today mention the Scripture concerning “Strong Delusion” I see this Scripture as very, very frightening, think about it, all these people will most likely remain in this state of mind because they truly believe they’re right so they’ll continue believing lies. even those claiming to be Christians among this group believe it’s ok to do what Yahweh says is an Abomination such as gay marriage Etc. Etc.

  4. randolph.poole

    Cosmopolitan…the magazine of choice for liberal females and/or metrosexuals! The best reason in the world to line your bird cage with it.

  5. Apolloone

    As I’ve said before on here, Don’t Say It Cant Get In Crazier Than This” because it can and it will. The it meaning the insane fools on the so-called left, I truly believe these people are among those that the Scriptures say will be sent “Strong Delusion” in the time of the end as we know it.