Singer Paloma Faith Doesn’t Think The Message In “The Little Mermaid” Is Appropriate For Young Girls
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.
Advance apologies to our British readers, but I don’t know who any of your “celebrities” are unless they are Dames, Sirs, Katie Price or Idris Elba. I may have no idea who Rita Ora is, but ya’ll sure do know how to put the “F” in Fashion (if the F stands for “fuck is this?”). The Brit Awards, Britain’s equivalent to The Grammys, were last night and apparently, the theme for the red carpet was “Party at Party City“. There were enough pinatas, clown suits, vinyl tablecloths, crepe paper ruffles, and discounted Halloween costumes on display to stock every single party store in Britain for the next millennium. Above is noted (somewhere) fabric sculptor and designer Daniel Lismore, who’s ready to serve as the punch bowl at your next Luau/Red Wedding themed get-together.