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BYU Comedy Skit ‘Moana You Ugly’ Draws Backlash for Racism

A skit has been pulled from a Brigham Young University comedy troupe’s lineup after Pacific Islander activists accused the organization of brownface, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The skit, created by Divine Comedy and titled “Moana You Ugly”, was a mashup of last year’s Disney hit, “Moana”, and the 1969 LDS-produced film “Johnny Lingo”.

The skit in question was named after one of the quotes from “Johnny Lingo”, said by the father of Mahana, one of the main characters: