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People Use ‘Science’ To Prove Disney Has To Change The Lead Actor Of The Little Mermaid ‘Cause She Can’t Be Black
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People Use ‘Science’ To Prove Disney Has To Change The Lead Actor Of The Little Mermaid ‘Cause She Can’t Be Black

It’s 2019 and 182 years have passed since the first publication of The Little Mermaid. However, some people appear to be stuck in 1837. Or the middle ages. You see, Disney has announced that Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake, and they’re pointing out her skin color. As most of their arguments have been quickly exhausted and proven invalid for multiple reasons, the most persistent protesters have turned to “science” to support their claims. But their newest attempts to ignite racial tensions have failed just as miserably as the initial ones.

Recently, Disney announced that singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake

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Not everyone was happy with the decision

Some people are trying really hard to find a reason why Ariel cant be black, and they even turned to “science”

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However, they were instantly shut down

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People simply aren’t buying their “theories”

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Esca Sav
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3 years ago

Okay. A mermaid can be Black or White. Literally does not matter other than, I think, for the viewers to have a better connection with the character. I am completely for that, but I think it would be better to make NEW stories, NEW movies, NEW CHARACTERS to emphasize change and connection with the audience. Let's make less of the remakes and bring in new princess stories, one that can bring in women (HECK, I WANNA SEE A PRINCE MOVIE FOR ONCE) of color and different ethnicities. Yes, we have Tiana in "Princess and the Frog" and Mulan in "Mulan," but I think making new shows/movies based off of a genuine connection to the audience would be better. A lot of the old princess movies were based on European novels and culture, why not try basing NEW princess shows/movies on cultural references from African countries, South American countries, Asian countries, etc. Let's stop changing old characters and start making genuine new ones.

Daria B
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3 years ago

Thank you! Fully agree!

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Sanne H.
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3 years ago (edited)

Discussing the fact that Ariel has a belly button makes more sense to me :-)

Lucas
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed!

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Random Panda
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3 years ago (edited)

Seriously? This is the third article on the subject in the last two days and it's not even that big of an issue.

John L
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3 years ago

You've forgotten all the hoopla surrounding Finn, the "black" storm trooper, in Star Wars. Haters are always gonna hate.

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Esca Sav
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay. A mermaid can be Black or White. Literally does not matter other than, I think, for the viewers to have a better connection with the character. I am completely for that, but I think it would be better to make NEW stories, NEW movies, NEW CHARACTERS to emphasize change and connection with the audience. Let's make less of the remakes and bring in new princess stories, one that can bring in women (HECK, I WANNA SEE A PRINCE MOVIE FOR ONCE) of color and different ethnicities. Yes, we have Tiana in "Princess and the Frog" and Mulan in "Mulan," but I think making new shows/movies based off of a genuine connection to the audience would be better. A lot of the old princess movies were based on European novels and culture, why not try basing NEW princess shows/movies on cultural references from African countries, South American countries, Asian countries, etc. Let's stop changing old characters and start making genuine new ones.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you! Fully agree!

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Sanne H.
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Discussing the fact that Ariel has a belly button makes more sense to me :-)

Lucas
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed!

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Seriously? This is the third article on the subject in the last two days and it's not even that big of an issue.

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

You've forgotten all the hoopla surrounding Finn, the "black" storm trooper, in Star Wars. Haters are always gonna hate.

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