Ashley Graham Tries to Get Jason Momoa to Do a ‘Haka Move’ But He Ain’t Having Any of It

Ashley Graham Tries to Get Jason Momoa to Do a ‘Haka Move’ But He Ain’t Having Any of It
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
February 26, 2019
Model Ashley Graham caused controversy after asking “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa to perform a Haka move on the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars, but his wife, Lisa Bonet, was not having it.
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The 39-year-old actor of Native Hawaiian descent, who starred as Khal Drogo in the HBO epic “Game of Thrones,” was pressured to do a Haka dance move at the red carpet during an interview with Graham on Sunday, according to Huffington Post.
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I gotta get a Haka move,” Graham said while speaking to the actor who was accompanied by his wife. “Like, one Haka move, come on!”
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As Graham bounced around teasingly, the couple seemed so uncomfortable with the interviewer’s request that Bonet made a gesture with her hand for Graham to stop, BuzzFeed noted.
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Before managing to convince Momoa, who reluctantly obliged to the demand, Graham imitated the facial expression and shouts that the Maori do in the traditional ceremonial dance created in New Zealand.
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People on Twitter had a lot to say about Graham’s actions:
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Last year, Momoa led a surprise Haka performance at the Hollywood premiere of “Aquaman” along with his fellow cast members, including New Zealand’s Temuera Morrison, who played his father in the film.
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