White Twitter React to Halle Bailey as The New Little Mermaid

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Imagine being a full grown adult and getting mad that a kids' movie isn't being cast the way you want. You'd have to be insane, right? Or just insanely racist. And the controversy surrounding Disney's upcoming remake of "The Little Mermaid" is exactly that.

Disney just announced that Halle Bailey of the singing group Chloe x Halle will play Ariel in a live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid."



I mean, have you ever in your life seen someone who looks more like a live-action version of a Disney Princess??

She's also Beyoncé's protegée and has been hard at work on her singing career since she was a child, so she's clearly got the goods.



Still, some people are whining because Halle is Black and the cartoon version of Ariel from 1989 was white-skinned with red hair (and a green tail, because she's a mermaid, and mermaids aren't real and do not belong to any one specific race).



Trolls are attempting to mask their racism with statements like "she doesn't look physically like Ariel," which, again, is insane because Ariel is not a real person you guys. She is a half-fish-half-girl who someone drew in a picture once.

Oh, and, small detail: white people get cast as actual people of color — not fantasy figures who were once drawn as white, but actual people — all the time.



Suddenly all of Twitter has opinions on what mermaids are supposed to look like.



Yes, grown adults are arguing that mermaids need to look a certain way.



But Twitter is having a field day roasting all the racists who can't handle a Black person playing a mermaid.



Some are arguing that it's unlikely Ariel would've survived in her climate as a ginger in the first place.



Others point out that if we want to be "historically accurate" about what mermaids would've looked like, the answer is... not cute.



I mean, it's science:



So the 1989 version of Ariel was a massive, massive stretch to begin with — not only because she was thin and beige and red-haired humanlike, but also because, oh my god why are we arguing about this mermaids aren't real.

The point, of course, is that any talented actress can play Ariel, regardless of race.



And not-that-talented white actors have been playing roles intended for people of color for eons.



Facts are facts: white people don't have a monopoly on mermaid stories.



In fact, it's quite the opposite.



But one thing's for sure: the casting suggestion below is actually kind of inspired.



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