There are loads of things we can all disagree on, especially when it comes to something as precious as a childhood memory. That being said, It makes sense Disney casting Halle Bailey sparked quite a controversy by casting Halle Bailey to play Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" live-action remake. Some were convinced something's really fishy and took the scientific approach to explain why the casting is wrong, some were really excited though. So were these fans, who took the Internet by storm and flooded it with art, supporting the new cast. Scroll down to get hyped for the new remake.

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Lara Akal

Passing the torch | in this house, we love and support all our mersisters. Welcome to the Ariel club, @chloexhalle... !! 🧜🏾‍♀️💜🧜🏻‍♀️ art by thecrownedheartlove on IG 🌊

12:00 AM - 6 Jul 2019

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

This was well made! I like this one.

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Alice X. Zhang

Warm-up painting because I am SO INCREDIBLY HERE FOR IT #TheLittleMermaid... @chloexhalle...

9:18 PM - 3 Jul 2019

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Phantom Captain 1 week ago

Such a stunning painting! I want it

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#3
Monsieur

Hail to the princess of the seven seas!
HALLE BAILEY IS ARIEL, THE LITTLE MERMAID.
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@chloexhalle... #hallebailey... #thelittlemermaid...
IG denvertakespics https://twitter.com/demboiii/status/11474918389551...

6:07 AM - 6 Jul 2019

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Nadine 1 week ago

Beautifully done, but it's really weird (in my opinion) to have such distinct "knees" if her bottom half is a fish...

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#4
Jen Bartel

Ariel 🐚🌺🌊

10:02 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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Ana B. 1 week ago

How is this not closer to the top... it's so well done and I love it!!

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Nilah Magruder

🎵 Watch and you'll see

Some day I'll be

Part of your world 🎵#TheLittleMermaid...

10:21 PM - 3 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar 1 week ago

She looks so happy.😊

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#6

The Little Mermaid fan art / concept art inspired by @chloexhalle... as Ariel. ✨

Art by Jeremiah Torrevillas
Visit his Instagram: jettrrvlls

11:51 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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hobbitly 1 week ago

I like how this is more natural fishy instead of a bikini top.

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#7
Andrea Brown Lit

Little mermaid love 💕🧜🏾‍♀️🐚☀️🌊 art by @elixiadraws...

8:06 AM - 5 Jul 2019

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Amanda Kirby 1 week ago

This is my favorite so far. There is so much light and sweetness in this illustration.

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#8
Mariel Romero

Just gonna leave this right here ♥️@chloexhalle... 🧜🏽‍♀️ art by Lukas Wernek #Ariel... #TheLittleMermaidLiveAction...

8:52 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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#9
BossLogic

Little rework of my #TheLittleMermaid... poster featuring Halle Bailey @chloexhalle...

9:51 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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Elizabeth 1 week ago

Am I the only one who's noticed this post has a guy about to get eaten by a shark on it? LOL

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debrina blackmoon 1 week ago

a dinglehopper!

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Sam 1 week ago

It's so pretty ÚwÙ

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#14

I’m so excited for Halle Bailey and our new little mermaid!
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#cardboardcrow... #illustration...

6:22 AM - 5 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar 1 week ago

Adorable with the bubbles.

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#15
Chris Ables Art

I decided to rework my Little Mermaid piece after the news of Disney casting Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live action film!
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#illustration... #illustrator... #drawing... #digitalartist... #fanart... #procreate... #chrisablesart... #disney... #littlemermaid... #ariel... #hallebailey... #disneyanimation...

2:53 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar 1 week ago

Sassy!!!! Love it!!!!

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#16
saturnine stardust

When I was 4, other girls in my dance class told me I couldn't dress up as Ariel because I was black and she was white. No matter how wrong those little girls were, this is why representation matters.

Also, I really hope she gets locs 🧜‍♀️☺️#littlemermaid... #HalleIsAriel... #ariel...

4:56 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar 1 week ago

Love the expression.

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#17
Patrycja Fabicka

Don't choose YOUR Ariel. Love both ❤️#LittleMermaid... #TheLittleMermaid...

10:26 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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Theodore Theodora 1 week ago

YES <3

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#18
loïc

drew @chloexhalle... as ariel...it’s just so right

6:44 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Zsuzsanna Szucs 1 week ago

I love the underwater effect. Well done.

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Ellie 1 week ago

I personally think a black woman playing little mermaid is absolutely fine. She looks beautiful. The storyline will need a bit of change though because it was during a time when black people were treated as slaves and abused. I am curious to know what the storyline will be.

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Nadine 1 week ago

Again with the very obvious knee-bending. If the bottom half is fish-like, shouldn't it be more supple? I'm not saying that the artwork isn't any good. In fact, it's beautifully done. It's just that one detail that doesn't sit right with me.

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#22
GraeQueen

Can’t wait to see the movie! #LittleMermaid... #HalleBailey...

4:04 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tim Huvane 1 week ago

So cute! Why choose?

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#23
Tovio Rogers

art jammin' with @Candy_Bandit... the theme was the new little mermaid. im sure she'll post her's soon.

3:24 AM - 7 Jul 2019

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Nancy Lealan 1 week ago

It's a cartoon!!!

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#24
Widow

Omg I love this art! So excited for #TheLittleMermaidLiveAction...

🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️#LittleMermaid...
Artist: Vashti Harrison Illustration

2:45 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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ispeak catanese 1 week ago

Hey Just Curious, see that pink coral in the background on the left? It has a special message, just for you.

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#25
Michael Okoroagha

Hey lovely people 😊. It's the second (2) day of mermay. Just dropping mine. Not much details. Don't think I will be able to keep up with it daily, lol 😂.and Most will probably be line art. #mermay... #mermay2018... #mermayday2... #artsy... #art... #characterart... #mermay...

11:44 AM - 2 May 2018

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leavemealone 1 week ago

this is from 2018. Wasn't she *just* cast?

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#26
Hello North

Getting some illustrations done for autographs in Disney! Would they have changed Ariel at the parks this quickly? My light is making her look yellow...😓#disney... #Ariel... #art...

9:24 PM - 4 Jul 2019

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Bonnie Clyde 1 week ago

So cute! Love it!

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Liliana Willow 1 week ago

So cute!!!

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Tracy Edgar 1 week ago

❤❤

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eddie be like *art block noises*

the little mermaid live action hasn't even come out yet and i'm already so here for it #Ariel... #TheLittleMermaid... 🧜🏽‍♀️

8:13 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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ispeak catanese 1 week ago

The hair looks great

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Kateri 2 days ago

Stop hating! They worked really hard on this one. What happened to inclusion?

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