Singer Paloma Faith Doesn’t Think The Message In “The Little Mermaid” Is Appropriate For Young Girls

May 30, 2023 / Posted by:

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the live-action version of The Little Mermaid well before it entered the theaters, and now that it’s been released, people still have things to say. Initially, crowds of rabble-rousers were ready to bring their pitchforks and torches to the theaters to protest that the new version of Ariel, portrayed by Halle Bailey, is Black. GASP! Luckily all of that stupidity died down, and The Little Mermaid brought in $117 million at the North American box office this past weekend (and has made $180 million worldwide). But one person who saw the movie, British singer Paloma Faith, was outraged by the message of the film’s plot. Particularly the part where Ariel gives up her voice to become human. And now, Paloma has released a statement expressing her disappointment in the message of young women giving up their power to be with a man.

I know what you’re thinking, but please let me be the first to say it. “Paloma, did you not see the first film?” I don’t think there are any new plot twists in a story that’s been around since the 1800s, but then again, maybe she never had time to peruse any of the source material.  She does, however, have time to read the producers for filth. TMZ reports after Paloma saw the film with her daughters, she wasn’t happy with the message it sends. Mainly the part about Ariel literally giving up her voice to be with a man. Paloma believes that’s not a great message to send to young girls and spoke out on it.

Paloma took to social media over the weekend, first congratulating Halle Bailey for her performance in the new Disney flick — before dragging the story’s main focus, saying “I don’t want my kids to think it’s ok to give up your entire voice and your powers to love man.”

She added, “Wtf is this s***?! Not what I want to be teaching next gen women at all.” Of course, she’s referring to Ariel giving up her own voice to become a human to be with her love interest, Prince Eric.

Of course, fans of the updated version were confused as to why Paloma was so upset about the “message” of the new version since it literally is the same premise from the 1989 film. And they have theories ranging from Paloma being jealous to how her comments may have something to do with the new Ariel being Black.

The super sleuths of Twitter also uncovered a tweet from 2009 where Paloma stated when she grew up, she wanted to be the little mermaid. And, of course, since her words were met with side eyes and head scratches, people had no problems reminding her that she will NEVER be the little mermaid because our new Disney princess is Halle Bailey and not her.

Maybe Paloma had one too many Palomas before going to see the film and got confused as to what she was watching. Whatever the case may be, Paloma should immediately purchase a subscription to Disney+ and watch the 1989 version with her so she can have her “A-ha!” moment once she realizes, much like Ariel, she should have remained mute on this silly matter.

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