Manu has been critised by thousands of Maori who are offended by his actions and the misrepresentation of Maori culture overseas. Manu broke many deeply sacred cultural practices when he 'performed' the haka. He has been asked multiple times to stop. His words, actions and the methods he is teaching are incorrect and an abomination to sacred Maori culture. His mental health has been called into question and his attention seeking behaviour using abhorant Maori misappropriation and misrepresentation has been widely condemned in New Zealand. He is his own monster and his biggest critics are Maori.