Halle Bailey has landed the role of a lifetime chosen to play Disney’s favorite red-haired mermaid Ariel in the little Mermaid remake. Unfortunately, a number of online haters have cut back The first trailer for the live action movie Which led to it being the most hated Disney trailer on YouTube, using the hashtag #NotMyAriel. From one little mermaid to another, splashDaryl Hannah defended choosing Halle Bailey as the next Ariel against backlash.
Daryl Hannah hit the big screen in 1984 splash, which stars Tom Hanks as a man who falls in love with a woman without knowing she is the mermaid who saved his life from drowning as a boy. As a woman who wore a giant tale herself, Hana took that Twitter To defend black actress Halle Bailey against online racists:
The kill Bill The actress is not the only person who wants to defend grown nest star. Judy Benson Ariel’s original voice, defended the 22-year-old actress By pointing out the importance of seeing the ‘spirit’ of the performer rather than the ‘package’. if the little Mermaid It was a live action rather than an animation in 1989, Benson could have received extreme comments for being in her late twenties portraying 16-year-old Ariel. But Benson has proven that age has nothing to do with the talent you bring into a role. Talk show host Trevor Noah has also responded to racist backlash Saying the obvious: Both Ariel have a big tail and red hair. Skin color should not be a factor.
Fortunately, online trolls are not taking down rookie Ariel. Billy dealt with the negativity surrounding playing Ariel By believing that her portrayal would be “beautiful,” knowing that she is older than her. It touches the hearts of a number of Little black girls watched the trailer for the first time. Judging by the videos shared, many are happy to see a Disney mermaid with the same skin tone they can relate to. Billy ‘grateful’ for ‘reinventing’ Ariel She trumps any negative criticism she’s been receiving for filling in those big boots…or the tail.
Even if Halle Bailey has had her share of negativity, the positivity outweighs it all. Lots of people on TikTok are posting videos of themselves watching this young actress sing “Part of Your World”. Passionate fans are overjoyed to know that this beautiful voice came from a black actress willing to represent her community and show mainstream audiences that there is room for black actors in roles they’ve never seen before.
Everyone should follow Daryl Hannah’s example of spreading positivity online rather than trying to demonize a young black actress like Halle Bailey, who looks great as Ariel. We all have a chance to see this singer and actress swim across the big screen in Next Disney Edition From the little Mermaid Coming to theaters May 26, 2023.