A deleted scene from Lilo & Stitch has revealed that Disney was considering stepping into more confrontational territory by including a segment about how Hawaiian natives are commodified and dehumanized by ignorant tourists.
In the short clip that was clearly deemed too inflammatory to make it into the movie, Lilo encounters a variety of tourists who have descended on the tiny island for their vacations. Unfortunately, these aren't the kind of dudes who have read the 'Lonely Planet' guidebook from cover to cover and their rude and insensitive comments highlight the effect that ignorant tourists can have on people's day-to-day lives.
"Hey, Speak English?"
Although Lilo is just a small child, people treat her rudely without saying "please" or "thank you" and speak to her like she's stupid.
"Oh, look! A real native!"
As she walks to the beach in her hometown, Lilo is viewed as a commodity by some of the tourists who point and stare at her while speaking about her like she's not there.
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