HomeNative HawaiianDavid recast in Lilo & Stitch after use of N-word surfaces

David recast in Lilo & Stitch after use of N-word surfaces

Disney has recast the role of David in the live action remake of Lilo & Stitch after posts showing Kahiau Machado using the N-word surfaced.

Multiple media outlets announced that Machado would play David in mid-April. Fans were frustrated that, like with Nani’s casting, Disney had chosen a Native Hawaiian actor with lighter skin. Fans online also quickly discovered that the actor has previously used the N-word in a Spotify playlist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Machado was never officially confirmed by Disney. The company has now decided to cast Kaipo Dudoit as David.

Machado posted an apology on Instagram for using the slur, Hawaii News Now reports. He said he has learned a lot from the time he was a teenager.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CrkHowKuthE

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on FacebookX, InstagramTikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest

Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading