Hawaiian locals are irate that an Apple TV+ show, Chief of War, stars and executive producing Jason Momoa, has monopolized a farmer’s market for the past two weeks.
According to TMZ, the closure of the typical weekly market has affected 76 vendors at the Kaimu Farmer’s Market
who will now be unable to participate in the event on two consecutive December Saturdays.
According to the market manager, the closures are a serious blow to the participants.
“Farmers are most impacted because there is no longer a place for us to sell eggs, for instance.
The sellers were informed that the Dec. 3 market was initially canceled, and then the Dec. 10 market was also postponed due to the movie crew’s request for a longer period to use the venue.
According to reports, they won’t receive compensation for the lost revenue because the market rents the area and the property managers leased it to the production firm separately.
Momoa’s second series on Apple TV+, Chief of War, is a historical drama that will depict Hawaii’s unification and colonization from the viewpoint of the native inhabitants.
Momoa, a native Hawaiian himself, co-created the series with Thomas Pa’a Sibbett as a labor of love.
The Big Island of Hawaii and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand have been used for the film series.