The racists are having a fit that Halle Bailey is the new lead-role in the live-action film The Little Mermaid.
According to these racist people, Halle Bailey should not be playing Ariel, because she doesn’t have white skin, red hair, and blue eyes. In plain English…they want a white girl to play the star in the movie.
The little mermaid was written as white, was white in the film, is based in Denmark and based on a European fairytale, but is cast as black… How is this not racist and cultural appropriation? If this were the other way round, those celebrating would be boycotting.
But there are people who are happy about the news. Take Halle and her sister, Chloe, for example. They are ecstatic that Halle will be breaking a record as the first black Disney princess, since Brandy played Cinderella. On Instagram, they documented their excitement, via a post.
dream come true… 🧜🏽♀️🌊 pic.twitter.com/sndjYUS6wO
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 3, 2019
“Dream come true…” they said, followed by a couple of emojis.
Rob Marshall, the oncoming director for The Little Mermaid, also shared his approval of the decision to cast Halle. He released a statement, reports The Hollywood Unlocked.
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role.”
Halle is just 19-years-old, and she’s already showing she has what it takes to star in this Disney remake. And honestly, it’s about time another person of color was able to represent on screen as a Disney princess. There are other people in Hollywood, besides white people, and it’s about time Hollywood shared a piece of the pie.
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