Halle Bailey sa ‘Little Mermaid’ tinutulan ng mga fan
Pilit ginagaya, ang saya-saya!
Nakatanggap ng bashing ang Disney nang i-announce nila officially kung sino ang gaganap na Ariel sa live action remake ng animated film na “The Little Mermaid.”
Ang Chloe x Halle singer na si Halle Bailey ang napiling gumanap na Ariel. May ilang netizens na binash ang Disney dahil sa pag-cast nila sa black singer sa role ni Ariel.
Nagkaroon pa ng online petition na may hashtag na #NotMyAriel para palitan si Halle ng ibang aktres na mas bagay bilang Little Mermaid.
Naglabas naman ng open letter ang Disney para sa mga critic na kinukuwestiyon ang kanilang choice kay Bailey as Ariel.
“Yes. The original author of The Little Mermaid was Danish. Ariel…is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But for the sake of argument, let’s say that Ariel, too, is Danish.
“Danish mermaids can be black because Danish *people* can be black. Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her pals Scuttle and the *ahem* Jamaican crab Sebastian (sorry, Flounder!) and keep that bronze base tight. Black Danish people, and this mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair.
“But spoiler alert – bring it back to the top – the character of Ariel is a work of fiction.
“So after all this is said and done, and you still cannot get past the idea that choosing the incredible, sensational, highly-talented, gorgeous Halle Bailey is anything other than the INSPIRED casting that it is because she ‘doesn’t look like the cartoon one,’ oh boy, do I have some news for you…about you.”
Sumang-ayon naman ang magdidirek ng “The Little Mermaid” live action remake na si Rob Marshall sa pagpili kay Bailey. (Ruel Mendoza)