Keep Halle Bailey as the new Ariel

Keep Halle Bailey as the new Ariel

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Melissa Munn started this petition to The Walt Disney Company

It has come to my attention recently that people are highly upset about Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in the live action film, The little mermaid. While many of us are ecstatic and excited like the 4 year old girls we were when it originally came out. It has gotten so bad they took out a petition. 

I feel Halle as been casted to perfectly fit the role of Ariel! I want her as my Ariel! Now I want to prove that more of us do in this country. The pigment of another's skin does not determine their ability to capture the essence of a character. That her not having natural red hair will not effect any aspect of the film, or her acting abilities. As many actresses color their hair, wear wigs, get weaves whatever. I mean demi more in GI Jane yall! Come on now. 

This is not a film based on factual information. This does not depict a character of a certain region, like Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, or Merida. But of a fictional person and creature.

I cannot believe this would be a big deal. Especially when I first saw. Yall my smile got so big I was like omg she is gorgeous, so talented and I can envision her "flipping her fins" and just capturing Ariel as I always remembered as a child. What I truly loved about Ariel, her personality! Stubbornness, intelligence and fierce resistance. Then I read the comments and it broke my heart. I cannot imagine what this young lady is going through reading them herself. Even those that say she is a great actress and all... it is mind blowing that in 2019 this is an issue in our country. We have saw Cleopatra being portrayed as a white woman, NOBODY thought twice. But a black woman portraying a mermaid and everyone is an uproar. That is straight up racism. Though they will never admit it and that is truly sad and disheartening. Wake up America, all this over a mermaid. You should be ashamed of yourselves. 

You're children are watching and listening. Never forget. 

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