Category: The Little Mermaid

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.

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Mena Massoud (AKA Star Of The Live-Action “Aladdin” Movie) Deleted His Twitter Account After Backlash Over His “Little Mermaid” Comments

May 14, 2023 / Posted by:

Rather than make new movies for today’s young generation, Disney continues to rehash the classics and give them the uncanny valley live-action treatment. Just to name a few, we’ve gotten The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and next up is The Little Mermaid featuring Halle Bailey. The film has had its share of controversy, from dumb people getting angry at a fish woman not being white to comments about the lighting to the yassifying Flounder. Well, it looks like controversy is officially part of The Little Mermaid’s marketing plan because it can’t go one week without someone hating on it. This time, fellow live-action Disney star Mena Massoud has gotten into HOT WATER for his SEA SALTY views about the film’s hype.

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Disney Released A New Teaser, The Audio For Halle Bailey’s Version Of “Part Of Your World” And A Bunch Of Character Posters For “The Little Mermaid”

April 26, 2023 / Posted by:

With every passing day, we get closer and closer to the release of Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid. It comes out May 26. To satiate fans who are (sea)foaming at the mouth for that shit, Entertainment Tonight reports that Disney just released a new teaser trailer, the audio of star Halle Bailey singing Part of Your World, and a bunch of character posters. All your favorite animal sidekicks are there: Sebastian the crab (I thought he was a lobster this whole time), Scuttle the seagull, and Flounder the fish, skinnier and more dead-eyed than ever before! Continue reading

Here’s The New Trailer For Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Movie

March 13, 2023 / Posted by:

In the midst of the Everything, Everywhere, All At Once Oscar-spree, another movie made some waves last night when a new two-minute long trailer for the upcoming release of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid aired, with Halle Bailey’s Ariel tail giving us some of the slap-action the awards show was lacking this year. And it seems like many movie-goers are excited to head to theaters when it comes out this May, but inevitably, there were also stank piles of human marine debris who are still livid that a black actress was cast as Ariel.

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Halle Bailey Discusses The Backlash And Racism Over Being Cast As “The Little Mermaid”

August 11, 2022 / Posted by:

When it was announced a few years ago that 22-year-old Halle Bailey was cast as the title role in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, trolls from sea to shining sea were ready to denounce an Ariel who just happened to be Black. It’s not surprising though, because whenever a non-POC character gets switched to a different race it triggers something in people’s brains where they just can’t accept the idea that sometimes….people aren’t white. GASP! And unfortunately, Halle couldn’t really enjoy the accomplishment of booking such a coveted role because of all the hate she received. But now she’s speaking out about the backlash and how it helped her to understand just how important her turn as Ariel is.

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Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Has Found Its Prince Eric

November 13, 2019 / Posted by:

When Disney first started casting their live-action version of The Little Mermaid, they broke the hearts of racists and Lindsay Lohan by casting Halle Bailey as Ariel. Disney’s cartoon Ariel is a blue-eyed white girl with bright red hair, and Halle isn’t. Clearly they didn’t have the same strategy when choosing a Prince Eric. My guess is someone at Disney called in Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, pointed to an 11-inch Prince Eric doll, and said, “So how much magic wand power would it take to make that thing life-size?

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