1. Maui and Polynesian Insensitivity in 'Moana'
The release of the first trailer for Moana in the summer of 2016 brought along heavy criticism of the depiction of the Polynesian demigod, Maui (voiced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson). On one hand, critics were outraged that Maui's depiction was not conveyed to be "strong or serious." On the other, concerns of Maui's heavy physical appearance ran deep: “When we look at photos of Polynesian men and women from the last 100-200 years, most of our people were not overweight and this negative stereotype of Maui is just not acceptable,” said Jenny Salesa, a member of New Zealand’s parliament. 

The icing on the cake, however, was Disney's decision to sell Maui-inspired Halloween costumes, which basically allowed kids to sport brownface while going door to door for treats.