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Avatar: The Way of Water faced a series of boycotts over appropriation of Indigenous characters. 

Jan 10 2023

Avatar: The Way of Water faced a series of boycotts over appropriation of Indigenous characters. The film focuses on the Na’vi, a group of blue-skinned people on an entirely different planet, but it’s clear the inspiration comes from various Indigenous cultures. Real Indigenous people have taken offense to the appropriation and blending of their histories and experiences to create the fictional Na’vi people, many of whom are played by White actors. Native American influencer and co-chair of Indigenous Pride LA Yuè Begay backed the boycotts, tweeting “Do NOT watch Avatar: The Way of Water. Join Natives and other Indigenous groups around the world in boycotting this horrible and racist film… Our cultures were appropriated in a harmful manner to satisfy some [white] man’s savior complex. No more Blueface! Lakota people are powerful!” Director James Cameron’s previous comments in 2010 about how Native Americans could have “fought harder” against genocide have also resurfaced and are fueling the boycotts as well. YPulse’s Local / Global Citizenship report data shows that shows that 64% of young people agree that cultural appropriation is a problem in the U.S. and recognizing cultural roots in entertainment is vital to BIPOC viewers. (Independent)