Halle Bailey Responds to ‘Little Mermaid’ Backlash

Halle Bailey Responds to ‘Little Mermaid’ Backlash

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There was much controversy when 19-year-old singer and actress Halle Bailey was announced to play Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid back in early July.   Image Via Variety   While there were plenty of positive comments and praises for the young actress, many reacted with fervor and rage. The comments were largely racial, criticizing that Ariel should be white and red-headed, like the original animated movie, instead of being played by a black actress.   #NotMyAriel Let’s talk about it. pic.twitter.com/i76EvoCXc1 — Unicornkitty (@Unicornkittyari) July 6, 2019 @chloexhalle is NOT Ariel . #NotMyArial idgaf . Should …