The Brownface Controversy Surrounding “Jonah From Tonga” -- SIGN THE PETITION TO HAVE THIS SHOW PULLED FROM HBO! It's racist and stereotypical of Tongan people and to the world. Chris Lilley's "comedy" is not funny but disrespectful and should never see the light of day.

The Brownface Controversy Surrounding “Jonah From Tonga”

The Brownface Controversy Surrounding “Jonah From Tonga” -- SIGN THE PETITION TO HAVE THIS SHOW PULLED FROM HBO! It's racist and stereotypical of Tongan people and to the world. Chris Lilley's "comedy" is not funny but disrespectful and should never see the light of day.

Language: In the image, we see Tongan people speaking and greeting each other. They are speaking the language Tongan. Tongan is the main language of Tonga, with English coming second. English is taught as a secondary language in school. The language features many symbols and accents in the different words. Most of the time, first names mean something. For example, the male name Ahu means smoke. A common greeting in Tonga is: Ko hai ho hingoa? This translates to: What is your name?

Language: In the image, we see Tongan people speaking and greeting each other. They are speaking the language Tongan. Tongan is the main language of Tonga, with English coming second. English is taught as a secondary language in school. The language features many symbols and accents in the different words. Most of the time, first names mean something. For example, the male name Ahu means smoke. A common greeting in Tonga is: Ko hai ho hingoa? This translates to: What is your name?

Jonah From Tonga Season 1: Episode #4 Preview (HBO)...all of these programs offend the Tongan people & culture.  Sign the petitions to end HBO series.

Jonah From Tonga Season 1: Episode #4 Preview (HBO)...all of these programs offend the Tongan people & culture. Sign the petitions to end HBO series.

Tonga..they have the cutest and happiest kids

Tonga..they have the cutest and happiest kids

Women in Tonga are discriminated and trated as objects. They don´t have the same rights men do.    Dance is one of the mos representative activities for Tongan people using traditioinal clothes & moves.

Women in Tonga are discriminated and trated as objects. They don´t have the same rights men do. Dance is one of the mos representative activities for Tongan people using traditioinal clothes & moves.

Tongan Dance | More traditional Tongan dancing ... February 2009

Tongan Dance | More traditional Tongan dancing ... February 2009

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