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Racist ‘Little Mermaid’ Troll Gets Suspended On Twitter After Railing Against Halle Bailey Casting

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Halle Bailey has been cast to play Ariel in Disney Live action remake of The Little Mermaid has caused at least one troll to go viral with a video of her chucking a copy of the original film in the trash.

The troll got roasted by other Twitter users until the app suspended her account.

Another user tried to “scientifically” prove why mermaids (who are obvs a fictional species) are white: “my opinion on why mermaids are white is that they love so deep underwater that sunlight hardly reaches them, thus the lack of melanin. It doesn’t matter what ocean they’re from cos they could’ve been migrating seasonally like fishes. But maybe I’m thinking too much.” Said account @0430alexu

Diana Huey, the Asian-American actress who played Ariel in the touring production of The Little Mermaid suffered her fair share of racist backlash, came to the aid of Halle in an Instagram post. She pointed out that the support far outweighs the trolls.

“When I had the honor to flipping my fins as Ariel for a year in the national tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, I, as an actor of color, was met with a lot of adversity and upset from people. But more importantly, I was showered with an overwhelming outpouring of love, support and messages of hope and inspiration from people across the globe,” she wrote.

“I had Broadways OG Ariel @officialsiereaboggess, stand by me, and now, I pass the torch and stand by Halle Bailey. Isn’t Ariel’s entire message about finding where she belongs, where she is her truest self, and where she feels full and accepted? Halle is going to make a beautiful Ariel, a powerful Ariel and an inspiring Ariel and I am excited to watch her change the world with her performance.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🙌🏼I stand with @chloexhalle 🙌🏼 When I had the honor to flipping’ my fins as Ariel for a year in the national tour of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, I, as an actor of color, was met with a lot of adversity and upset from people. But more importantly, I was showered with an overwhelming outpouring of love, support and messages of hope and inspiration from people across the globe. I had Broadway’s OG Ariel, @officialsierraboggess, stand by me, and now, I pass the torch and stand by Halle Bailey. Isn’t Ariel’s entire message about finding where she belongs, where she is her truest self, and where she feels full and accepted? Halle is going to make a beautiful Ariel, a powerful Ariel and an inspiring Ariel and I am so excited to watch her change the world with her performance as she helps continue to make our world a more loving, inclusive and open minded place. Share love, be love, spread love! Thanks @disney for this casting!! #thelittlemermaid #ariel #myariel #hallebailey #hallebaileylittlemermaid #diversitymatters #liveactionlittlemermaid #istandwithhalle #partofyourworld #poc #proudproudproud #disney #mermaid #anyonecanbeadisneyprincess

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Diana Huey (@dianahuey) am

 

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