Why Sony's 'Aloha' Film Might Not Be Authentically Hawaiian
An Asian-American advocacy group has criticized Sony's movie "Aloha" for inaccurately representing Hawaii's racial demographic.By Ryan Biek | May 25, 2015
Cameron Crowe's "Aloha" is set to come out this weekend, starring a whole cast of big names like Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Alec Baldwin. But they're not the ones making headlines.
The Media Action Network for Asian Americans, or MANAA, released a statement to the New York Post saying the movie, set in Hawaii, marginalizes native Hawaiian culture and characters in favor of white ones.
A spokesman for the group said the film "whitewashed" Asians and Pacific islanders out of the movie. He added that Hollywood's use of the exotic location without including its citizens is an "insult to the diverse culture and fabric of Hawaii."