Fans Abandon Disney’s Choice for Ariel Character as “Halle Bailey” is not White!

On July 3, 2019, Walt Disney Studios confirmed “Halle Bailey” will play role of “Ariel” in Disney’s upcoming remake of “The Little Mermaid”.

Previously Halle Baily is famous for her role on the freeform series grown-ish. Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will produce the remake of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.

Moreover, Rob Marshall will the director of Disney’s all-time favorite movie.

The film will feature beloved songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).

On the confirmation of who will play the Ariel role in the upcoming Disney film, Marshall says:

“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance—plus a glorious singing voice—all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role.”

But after Disney confirmed to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel on social media, Massive chunk of fans start criticizing the role of Ariel since she is not white.

Halle Bailey is the Worst Choice for Live Action: #NotmyAriel

Here are the fans reactions on Disney official tweet confirming Halle Bailey has been cast in the upcoming live action re-imagining of “The little Mermaid”:

1. This person is looking for answer from Disney, like why they want to change the character appearance completely when it comes to “Ariel”:


2. While some fans who supported the Disney’s choice for Ariel character, they got replies that are full of racism:

Even when I posted this official announcement by Disney on one of the Facebook page, the comments are not so different from Twitter.

3. However, some fans clearly said “It’s not about racism” but they want to see the white girl with red head since Ariel is not black in past movies:

Sadly, there are very few who supports the Disney Official decision of making Halle Bailey as Ariel in live-show reimagining movie:

After getting majority of harsh and racist comments regarding the choice of Halle Bailey for Ariel role will change the Disney production team mind or not? Only time will this.

However, production is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

Additional announcements regarding The Little Mermaid are expected in the coming weeks.

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