My Little Mermaid


Halle Bailey is the new 'Little Mermaid'! She will play Ariel in the live-action remake. My heart is overflowing with joy because 'The Little Mermaid' is my favorite Disney Princess movie and the main character looks like me.


There has been so much hate going about since Disney's announcement about how can a Black girl play a white mermaid. Choosing someone for a role should be solely based on talent and Disney followed suit. Halle can sing her butt off and is a great actress. Her playing Ariel will not change how people feel about this classic movie.


No one questioned how a Black woman and white man had an Asian son in 1997 'Cinderella'. This movie remake is loved by all and personally, the best one made because nothing tops Brandy and Whitney Houston.


Representation matters. Especially, when little girls who looked like me were never made to be the princess. There were times I wanted to be the princess for Halloween but felt I couldn't because I didn't look like her. I'm curious as well how they will portray Halle since she is obviously a Black woman with locs. Fan art has really showcased some of the creativity Disney has potential to work with.


I will be first in line to see this masterpiece!

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