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post #81 of 219 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

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Why do people always bring up this same played out argument... race bending one white character in an industry that is 90% white isnt harmful. Changing Captain America to a black guy in the 1940s and changing the whole cast of Black Panther to white folks isnt the same but Im sure someone like you will argue that it’s exactly the same thing

Lol the OG comment was tame. You see this all the time with "hurr durr Brad Pitt should play Obama! Chris Pratt should play Martin Luther King then! Take that liburels!!"



Just one note. Recasting an established character isn't "PC". Being PC is about not upsetting the majority and/or establishment. White Disney characters, white James Bond, White Superman are the establishment. It causes MORE upset to cast these with black actors therefore it can't possible be "PC".
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Now there's a hashtag #notmyariel going around lol

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Halle is going to DEVOUR the vocals and harmonies in this movie! The musical numbers is what I want from this project; 2nd to seeing the joy my niece will likely have watching The Little Mermaid in theaters.
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Yeah, I was also confused as well thinking it was Halle Berry lol. But Halle Bailey is cute and can sing well, so no issue with her being casted as Ariel. The thought of Melissa McCarthy playing Ursula has me fucking DYING though. I can't wait for the trailer.

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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Terrible choice, and what's up with Hollywood's new obsession of black washing popular roles?
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

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Now there's a hashtag #notmyariel going around lol

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Funny how a lof of these same people bitching about Ariel can't be black, pretend Jesus is white.

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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

The racist dickheads trying to pretend that no guys, they're just really serious about mermaid biology and want it to be portrayed in historically accurate ways are pretty fucking hilarious when they're not massively depressing.

Honestly my main thing with this movie is that Ursula isn't being played by a man in drag given her original design in the Disney film is inspired by a famous drag queen. I'm sure Melissa McCarthy is going to knock the charisma of Ursula out of the fucking park though, but still. Would've liked to see an Edna Turnblad situation going on here.

Though I suppose you can't have a black woman and a drag queen in the same film or the bigoted fuckskulls will have hate-boners for so long they'd risk collectively passing out from a blood shortage to the withered dessicated husks they'd charitably call their brains.
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Funny how a lof of these same people bitching about Ariel can't be black, pretend Jesus is white.

What I really want to know is all these grown people all upset Ariel is not cast as white, if they have children are they gonna deny taking there kids to go see this movie because of this?

What answer are they gonna give and what is there respond gonna be when they refuse to sit in a movie theater with there children cause Ariel is black this time

And we dont know yet about other casting choices. So far iv heard Melissa McCarthy is in the running to play Ursula
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

I would prefer that we didn't completely cast out white actors and actresses just because of a troubled history with minority representation in Hollywood. People like consistency and authenticity. That includes what a classic character looks like. What we can't do, is fight hate with hate. So don't get upset if someone just wanted to see Ariel look like her original character. Because we know you'd be upset if the roles were reversed, and rightfully so.

What we SHOULD do is create new intriguing central minority characters in every genre. Unfortunately Hollywood has an obsession with remakes right now.
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

It legit took me thirty seconds to realize this wasn't about Halle Berry

I sitting here thinking "not my first choice but she could turn out a decent Ursala"

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