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Disney’s latest live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, has been engulfed in controversy ever since the casting of singer Halle Bailey was announced.

While Disney’s tepid remakes always receive criticism from nostalgic fans, this time, the backlash is transparently racist, with all of the negativity aimed at the casting of a non-white actress, Halle Bailey, to play the titular mermaid.

According to a report by ScreenNearYou, the live-action trailer has more dislikes than any other Disney trailer on record. To date, the film’s trailer has been flooded with 2 million dislikes from angry “fans” - despite YouTube removing the dislike counter, the numbers are still available through an extension. 

Comment sections have exploded with absurd talking points, defending the sanctity of the original Danish story (which Disney’s original animated adaptation sanitized almost beyond recognition). Some have taken to Twitter to voice their upset over Ariel being played by a black woman using the hashtag #NotMyAriel, but many have poked fun at the ridiculousness.

Thankfully, toxic manchildren haven’t managed to dominate all of the discourse. In response to the flood of negativity, many parents are pushing back, posting videos of their children excited by the sight of a Disney princess who looks like them.

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There’s not much in this trailer to go by, but I honestly I don’t see what’s worth that ratio. 

It’s for sure not being brigaded by right wing trolls that evidently believe that black people aren’t allowed to be primary characters in fiction. 

For sure, lmao. 

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Why? I mean, even if she was not who they expected to be Ariel, this attachment towards a character that no one know the true origin of is quite funny to me. Who knows if she's a pacific islander and not white?

Halle seemed like a lovely enough person and maybe the execs saw something in her that reminded them of Ariel. 

 

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I wouldn't surprised after what Disney did with Pinocchio  That movie is atrocious. However, Halle doesn't deserve this cause in my opinion, she really sounds like Ariel

They just hid it, I believe there’s an extension that allows people to see it. 

There’s not much in this trailer to go by, but I honestly I don’t see what’s worth that ratio.  It’s for sure not being brigaded by right wing trolls that evidently believe that black people aren


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