📽 The trailer for The Little Mermaid sparks controversy again over the leading role of Halle Bailey.
who plays ariel in the new little mermaid?
➡️ With the publication of the first trailer for the new film ‘The Little Mermaid’, Disney has been involved -again- in the controversy over the fact that a black actress, Halle Bailey, plays ‘Ariel’.
➡️ On the one hand, many users have claimed a lack of ‘true character representation’, as the Ariel from the children’s film has pale skin and distinctive red hair. And, since then, the ‘hashtag’ and #NotMyAriel movement have already been created on Twitter to give opinions about this new black Ariel. This has endured with the opinion of some who have pointed out that his rejection of Bailey is not because of racism, but “nostalgia for seeing a Little Mermaid as close to the real thing as possible.”