Halle Bailey replaces Zendaya in The Little Mermaid

Disney casts Halle from Chloe X Halle as Ariel in 'Little Mermaid' live film. Here's what you need to know...

Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid", but there has been some backlash to the casting of a black actress. Some trolls even tried to claim that all mermaids (which are mythical creatures) must be white. "ALLLL I'M SAYING I would've like to see Ariel just like they've always painted her".

Twitter users have even gone as far as trying to prove with science why Ariel - a cartoon character - should be white. Many pointed out that Disney can do as it pleases with casting for its movies and shows, citing The Descendants as one example. Fed up with the critics, Disney's cable network Freeform responded with "An open letter to the Poor, Unfortunate Souls" who found an issue with Bailey's casting.

Freeform continued: "But for the sake of the argument, let's say that Ariel, too, is Danish". Many critics are taking issue with the fact that the original Ariel was fair-skinned with red hair, which Bailey is not.

Nilah Magruder, a storyboard artist and writer for animation based in Los Angeles, posted her "Little Mermaid" fan art online.

US job growth surges, July rate cut expectations intact
But, some economic experts predict that the Fed will cut rates, and the jobs report bolsters confidence to do so. Construction companies added 21,000 workers after having increased their payrolls by only 5,000 in May.

Additionally, Broadway star Sierra Boggess - who originated the role Ariel on Broadway - applauded Bailey's casting via Twitter. In the minds of some Disney fans, the red-headed animated mermaid is supposed to look exactly the same way she does for the CGI reboot.

Bailey then saw Berry's message and was clearly touched by her well-wishes.

Alyssa Milano is thrilled about Halle Bailey leading The Little Mermaid live action. Nevertheless, the release date of the film has not yet been decided. Plus, you know, she's a mermaid, and the last time we checked no one really knows what they look like since they don't exist in real life. Fans of original stories like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin have been getting new versions of the classic tales being brought to the big screen.

Related News:

Most liked

Armored Mewtwo is joining Pokemon Go raids
So if you want to explore the gameplay with this unique gameplay, then you have to make a quick move to grab out this character. If we talk about the future plans, players will be able to send the captured Pokemon in Go to the upcoming Pokemon Home.

Licking Ice Cream In Walmart Could Get You 20 Years in Prison
Meanwhile, Blue Bell, a company that has seen its fair share of bad press, is once again in the spotlight. You can call it Flu Bell ice cream now 'cause I was a lil sick last week.

Plane with messages fly over Headingley
The stylish Indian opener also equalled Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar in the total number of World Cup hundreds. In response, ICC conveyed their apologies and further expressed their disappointment on such actions.

UK Conservative members sent more than one ballot in leadership vote
Mr Johnson promised a "relentless focus" on knife crime and criticised the 2014 measures on stop and search brought in by Mrs May. Members are warned that voting twice will mean they are expelled, the Conservatives said.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce finalized, wife MacKenzie gets United States dollars 38 billion
Both parties have pledged to give away their vast fortunes, however, as the years go by, they continue to generate billions. This story first appeared in the New York Postand has been republished here with permission.

Chelsea confirm Morata sale to Atletico
The hope was that he would deliver much more, with Chelsea having snapped him up as a replacement for Diego Costa. Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2017 and scored 24 times in 72 appearances for the London club.

BMW, Daimler Partner On Self-Driving Cars 07/05/2019
They added that the results won't be kept secret and other firms can see the conclusions "under license". It also contains advanced driver assistance features like smart cruise control and automated parking.

United States says latest Taliban talks 'most productive' so far
But Washington has made it clear the Taliban must talk with the Afghan government if they wish to seal a peace deal. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's office in Qatar, said they were also pleased with the discussions.

Juggernaut vs. new kid as USA takes on the Netherlands
Lieke Martens will have a fitness test on the morning of the Women's World Cup final between Netherlands and the United States. The U.S., ranked No. 1 in the world, have now appeared in five of the eight championship matches in Women's World Cup history.

15-year-old Coco Gauff's first Grand Slam run continues
I don't have her number or anything. "Then after the next day, after I played Venus, everybody was screaming my name ". "Your voice becomes louder the more you can swing that racket", explains the father of 15-year-old Coco Gauff .

White House considering 'every option' for adding citizenship question to census
President Donald Trump talks during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 1, 2019. A group of states including NY and immigrant rights organizations challenged the legality of the citizenship question.

Samsung in hot water with Aussie watchdog over 'deceptive' Galaxy ads
The company heavily advertised this capability with shots taken underwater such as swimming pools and even oceans. The renders do show both the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+, but it is hard to tell the size difference.

Jim Beam Bourbon Warehouse Fire
It sent flames that could be seen for miles, shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that firetruck lights melted. Officials want to let as much alcohol as possible burn to reduce the flow of bourbon-filled runoff into nearby waterways.

Tennis bad boy fined £45,000 after freaky first round performance at Wimbledon
In addition to a grilling from journalists, Tomic has failed to escape further punishment for his alleged lack of effort. He's obviously winning enough to be at the most prestigious tournament in the world.

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein accused of sex trafficking minors
Epstein because there were many other people who participated with him and made the sex trafficking possible", added Boies. Epstein, now 66, also was required to register as a sex offender.