Disney has been on a role with their live action films, and the Little Mermaid is no different.
On Wednesday, we reported that Disney has decided to cast Halle from musical group Chloe and Halle as Ariel from the Little Mermaid.
Halle who has the voice of an angel couldn’t be any more perfect for this role. However, while there are so many praising Disney’s decision, there are many who think they should have not chosen someone black.
Twitter users sounded off on this imaginary cartoon stating that they should have kept the race of the character white with tweets like
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. #Ariel #Halle
— Rhys (@Rhys98983932) July 3, 2019
Ariel must be a cute girl with white skin and red hair singing sweet and crisp!! Refuse her to become black!! If Ariel can turn into black skin, then I am equally qualified to ask Tiana to turn yellow skin!!#Ariel #ArielisBlack
— tuanrunrun (@www35296758) July 4, 2019
I want Ariel to be white ….. no hate to my skin or nth…
But that’s how ive seen her since I was born.. white girl, red hair green tail…
☺this must be a joke!
— Andene Bailey💙 (@DeeniBaleeni) July 3, 2019
However, those who are totally here for Halle being Ariel also sounded off in support of the casting responding to twitter users with tweets like
She’s a mermaid Becky, they don’t really exist, unlike your racism.
— SMDH at Bros🥀🍩 (@AYFKMPEOPLE) July 3, 2019
Dear those stating that Ariel has to be white because she’s Danish…
1. The Little Mermaid is (presumably) set in the Caribbean, which is (now hear me out) largely Black 🤭
2. Believe it or not, but there are Black Danish people in the world. 😱😱 https://t.co/gHfMpEHWcc
— Nerdy PoC (@NerdyPoC) July 3, 2019
hello, if you’re having trouble understanding disney’s casting in the little mermaid, READ THIS: Ariel is a CARTOON FISH WOMAN who’s race has 0 correlation with her story. If the original cartoon portrayed Ariel as a black fish woman, the story would not change.
— dari (@dariodrodriguez) July 4, 2019
Those who are not here for it are out numbered because the support for Halle and Disney is out of this world.