Disney’s upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid has many fans excited to see the live-action reimagining of Ariel played by Halle Bailey. This may be especially so for young Black children, as shown by the viral videos of kids getting very excited to see Bailey’s new take on the character in the recently-released teaser. But not everybody is thrilled about the casting, feeling that Ariel’s skin color should have not changed with her transition from animation into live-action. Some have criticized the casting on social media by using the hashtag #NotMyAriel.
Lin-Manuel Miranda also says he doesn’t want to spend any more oxygen addressing the critics of Halle Bailey’s casting in The Little Mermaid. Read More