Lisa Bonet Shuts Down Model Ashley Graham When She Asks Husband Jason Momoa To Do A Tribal Dance
February 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm
Ashley Graham received a classy thank you, next from actress Lisa Bonet after the model asked her husband, Jason Momoa, to do a traditional New Zealand dance at the Oscars Sunday night.
Cringiest moment in #Oscars HAS to go to Ashley Graham getting SHUTTDOWN by Lisa Bonet when she asked Jason to do a tribal yell. Yikes. ????????????
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) February 25, 2019
According to Complex, the Haka is a dance unique to Maori culture, which remains a part of Eastern Polynesian traditions. The culture site writes Momoa did a rendition of the dance at the premiere of his blockbuster hit Aquaman in December.
Graham jokingly asked for "one Haka move," to which Bonet immediately shook her head no. In an attempt to save face, Graham then pressed Momoa to shout on camera, to which Bonet then obliged.
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The cringe-worthy interaction did not go unnoticed online, with many Twitter users feeling the secondhand embarrassment from the whole ordeal.
Ashley Graham asking Jason Momoa to do a haka move during the #oscars2019 carpet and him and Lisa Bonet awkwardly staring her down is the best thing I’ve ever seen
— Shakthi J (@ShakthiJ) February 25, 2019
Ashley Graham asking Jason Momoa to do the Haka at the Oscars irked me so much.
“Oh hello ethnic person, do your ethnic tribal funny dance for us on the red carpet.’
I’m glad my sister-wife intervened. She wasn’t having it.
— Stephanie Yeboah (@NerdAboutTown) February 25, 2019
— erin aka the artist formerly known as HowEmusing (@theskiddlyboop) February 25, 2019
Lisa Bonet was NOT about to have her man Jason Momoa jump around tonight! ???????????? Who saw her shut Ashley down on the red carpet?
— Momma Magic (@KiaMorganSmith) February 25, 2019
Kudos to Bonet for politely but adamantly shutting down such an uncomfortable situation.
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