Halle Bailey has faced backlash for her casting in Disney’s live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Photos: @Disney, @HalleBailey/Twitter
Halle Bailey has faced backlash for her casting in Disney’s live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Photos: @Disney, @HalleBailey/Twitter
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Not just The Little Mermaid: 6 mermaids of colour across history – Halle Bailey got racist trolling for playing Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake, but black water beings feature in many myths …

  • #NotMyAriel trended on social media when Bailey’s casting was announced and the backlash resurfaced when Disney dropped the film’s teaser trailer in September
  • Ariel was fair-skinned in the 1989 animated film and the fairy tale was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, but mermaids feature in myths throughout Africa and the Caribbean too

Halle Bailey has faced backlash for her casting in Disney’s live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Photos: @Disney, @HalleBailey/Twitter
Halle Bailey has faced backlash for her casting in Disney’s live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Photos: @Disney, @HalleBailey/Twitter
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