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Sony defends 'Aloha,' says it respects 'spirit and culture' of Hawaii

Sony defends 'Aloha,' says it respects 'spirit and culture' of Hawaii

Sony Pictures has responded to accusations that its Hawaii-set military-themed romance "Aloha" misappropriates indigenous culture and whitewashes its portrayal of the local population. After some native Hawaiians and Asian Americans took issue with the film's choice of title and cast, the studio said in a statement Tuesday, "While some have been quick to judge a movie they haven't seen and a script they haven't read, the film 'Aloha' respectfully showcases the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian people." The statement continued, "Filmmaker Cameron Crowe spent years researching this project and many months on location in Hawaii, cultivating...

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