A comedy troupe made up of students from Brigham Young University has decided not to go ahead with a sketch that parodied the Disney movie Moana following a protest from Pacific Islanders, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

The skit combined music from the movie with elements from a film from the Mormon church about a Polynesian woman deemed ugly and not marriage material until a huge dowry is offered for her hand.

The movie Johnny Lingo was once a regular part of Mormon teachings, but is now considered outdated-although it can still be found on You Tube.

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