One Cool Thing: Aquaman Stands Up for Indigenous Rights in HI

Aquaman, aka actor Jason Momoa, said that he might not be able to shoot the film’s sequel because he “got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land.” That’s because Momoa along with other peaceful activists and celebrities like the Rock have been protesting the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope, aka TMT on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Mauna Kea is a sacred site in traditional Hawaiian culture and Aquaman is not backing down anytime soon! 

 

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