It turns out that before the recently released teaser of The Little Mermaid, Disney had introduced a black mermaid.
After announcing the teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid to be released on September 23, Disney received many reactions related to Ariel’s novel appearance.
Although many fans were excited about Disney introducing a Black Mermaid for the first time, rather a black actress will play the role, the clip has aroused negative reactions. extreme and think that this move is disrespectful to the original.
When she was cast as the Little Mermaid Ariel in 2019, 18-year-old actress Halle Bailey was already heavily criticized, now when the teaser trailer has been released, the reaction of fans has become even more intense.
However, one amusing Reddit user stated that:
“There’s no need to be so nervous, Disney had a black mermaid before.”
Indeed, Reddit user PeterPorky shared a clip of The Little Mermaid, the 1992-1994 TV version, in which it is true that a black mermaid appeared.
In this version, Ariel meets an African mermaid from Ivory Coast, showing that it’s not the first time a black mermaid has been introduced to the public.
Many fans were surprised by the discovery, and the post quickly received over 100,000 interactions.
But, back to the colored mermaid. While movie fans don’t have a negative reaction to the “black mermaid” from Africa, what they care about is the character played by Halle Bailey with a blue tail and hair. characteristic red. If you have modeled this image of the mermaid Ariel, why not cast an actor with the right skin color.
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