Metro Detroit parents weigh in on cross-cultural Halloween costumes

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 17:55:31-04

Metro Detroit parents were asked to weigh in on whether dressing across cultures is racist.

The controversial costume this year isn't a bloodthirsty monster or creature from the grave - it's Moana, a Disney princess who sings of her Polynesian heritage.

Mom blogger Sachi Feris wrote that she didn't want her own daughter to dress as Moana for Halloween because "it's like we are making fun of someone else's culture."

One local mother said kids don't know the difference.

"I think kids should be able to dress up as whatever they want," said Alyssa Dotson.

Vance Brodowski said part of the fun of Halloween is dressing up as someone else.

"I mean, you can't go full blackface obviously cause that's racist," he said. "But I think people are too sensitive nowadays."