PHOTOS: Disney's 'fat' Maui slammed

Manukau East MP Jenny Salesa has taken to Facebook to criticize the appearance of Maui in Disney's upcoming animated film 'Moana.'

Jenny Salesa shared former Samoan rugby player Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's status which read what Maui "looked like after he fished up the Islands, he deep fried em and ate em".

According to the Labour MP the overweight character perpetuates negative stereotypes and is unacceptable.

Check out the photos above and let us know what you think.

All in all we're excited to meet Disney's first Polynesian Princess and have our stories shared with the world.

Moana was written by our very own Taika Waititi and NZ music group Te Vaka is assisting in the creation the soundtrack.