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

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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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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Terrible choice, and what's up with Hollywood's new obsession of black washing popular roles?
 

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

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

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This is the best thing I’ve read all day. Can we first prove that jesus is even exists
Can we prove any of us exist?
 
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Mermaids should be white!!!! They live under the sea with limited exposure to the sun so they should have light colored skin!!!! SCIENCE

Also going to be honest I thought this said Halle Berry was cast which would have been fucking ridiculous.

I really don't care if they cast a black Little Mermaid. Mermaids aren't real so it's not making anything look stupid by casting black people as mermaids.
 

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This is the best thing I’ve read all day. Can we first prove that jesus even exists
The popular consensus is that Jesus himself did in fact exist.

Him being the son of god however...
 

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

The popular consensus is that Jesus himself did in fact exist.

Him being the son of god however...
Im not big into the bible or anything but if he was a real person (some guy masquerading as the son of god) living in the Middle East how the hell did people come to the conclusion that he was white??
 

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

I read this earlier in the day and all this time thought it did say Berry lol.

Either way I don't care for the casting
 

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Im not big into the bible or anything but if he was a real person (some guy masquerading as the son of god) living in the Middle East how the hell did people come to the conclusion that he was white??
I don't really know who is saying that Jesus was definitely white. It's difficult to say since there's not a lot of factually proven information on him regarding his race and appearance. What he was continues to be a topic of discussion to this day and it's probably never going to be proven. What's interesting however is that it's been claimed that Jesus most likely had short hair, compared to the long hair that is famously associated with him, since it was considered "disgraceful" for a man to have long hair at the time.

Make no mistake about it though, Jesus was real. I just don't expect people to believe he rose back from the dead three days later.
 

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I don't really know who is saying that Jesus was definitely white. It's difficult to say since there's not a lot of factually proven information on him regarding his race and appearance. What he was continues to be a topic of discussion to this day and it's probably never going to be proven. What's interesting however is that it's been claimed that Jesus most likely had short hair, compared to the long hair that is famously associated with him, since it was considered "disgraceful" for a man to have long hair at the time.

Make no mistake about it though, Jesus was real. I just don't expect people to believe he rose back from the dead three days later.
My whole comment was inspired by some guy saying “prove that jesus isnt white” which was a dumb thing to say in the first place because no one can prove that jesus was any race or that he even existed... all we can do is speculate.

There are plenty who think he was white, and plenty who think he was black... i figured it would be more rational to say that he looked the same as the people in the region he was said to reside in.. which was the middle east.
 
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