While The Little Mermaid has pulled in big bucks at the office with strong audience scores, not everybody has been left satisfied with the film. The movie, starring Halle Bailey as the first live-action incarnation of Ariel, recently debuted in movie theaters. Following the premiere, media diversity advocate Marcus Ryder took to his personal blog to pen an essay describing what’s wrong with the movie, arguing that The Little Mermaid poses big problems by glossing over slavery. That is to say, Ryder feels that leaving slavery out of the film has “dangerous” real-life consequences.
A prominent media diversity advocate is taking aim at The Little Mermaid for “ignoring” slavery. Read More