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The Little Mermaid (2020)

Ohh boy *rubs hands maliciously* let the raging debate ensues


If you know who Halle Bailey is you know why there's a big debate going on on social media.

If not let me fill you in a little..

Halle Bailey is a black actress and R&B singer who is cast to play Ariel in the upcoming live The Little Mermaid, who as we all know, Ariel is not black in the animation.

The back and forth on Twitter has been quite entertaining.

Some have gone on so far as to say this movie will be trash just because a diffrent race is cast from what Ariel was in the animation.

Needless to say a large amount of people are not happy with this choice.

Me I dont mind much as long as the acting and movie is good.

Hey now they now how Asians feel when non Asians take the lead role in live versions of anime shows

And remember its Halle Bailey not Halle Berry as I and it turns out a lot of others have made that same mistake.

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



Race aside, isn't she like 40?
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Who cares

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Race aside, isn't she like 40?
Haha Halle BAILEY, not Halle Berry. Halle Bailey is 19 years old.
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Haha Halle BAILEY, not Halle Berry. Halle Bailey is 19 years old.
Ohh. Never heard of her and thought it was a typo. My bad.
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Cue the usual trope of twats claiming this is is "disgraceful SJW pandering" as opposed to her just being the best person, out of thousands, that they auditioned for the role.

Also, as a gentle reminder to anyone who says that Ariel in the cartoon wasn't black. True. It was also a drawing though, so who honestly gives a shit.

Also worth bearing in mind that it's a fantasy story about a mermaid so there is no "rewriting of history" going on

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

Just gimme Queen Latifah as Ursula and i'll be happy.


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The Halle you are referring to, is 52.
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Glad I wasn't the only one who immediately read it as Halle BERRY lol.

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

I'm admittedly the type to be annoyed about race swapping characters (mostly cause I hate it when someone does something that I see as pointless and tbf it goes both ways if Ariel were black originally and a white actress was hired would be just as annoyed) but I don't care in this particular case cause I give zero shits about the live action disney remakes and haven't watched a single one cause why bother watching a recreation when I can just watch the originals which have the advantage of being more fun to watch due to being animated?

But if I did have to have an opinion on this topic it bugs me slightly for why I already mentioned but if she plays the role right then it's not worth giving a shit about her race.
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Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Wait, what!?

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