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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:07 PM

#NotMyAriel: White Twitter Is Big Mad About Disney Casting a Black Little Mermaid [Corrected]

Source: The Root

#NotMyAriel: White Twitter Is Big Mad About Disney Casting a Black Little Mermaid (Corrected)

Michael Harriot
Yesterday 10:33am Filed to: THE LITTLE MERMAID

As the nation celebrated the national holiday that symbolizes all men being created equal, a small minority of mistreated Americans cranked up the Caucasian outrage machine to address an egregious injustice that threatened the happiness and well-being of people everywhere. But this time, the righteous indignation was not about Nikes, coffeemakers or even reality. This time, conservatives were concerned about a fictional fish-girl

Oh yes, the whites are at it again.

The ink had barely dried on Disney’s announcement that Halle Bailey will star in the title role of The Little Mermaid when meteorologists at the White Weather Channel had to issue a flash flood warning because of a sudden deluge of white tears.

Most people, including myself, were elated that Halle Berry would get the chance to introduce herself to a new generation of Disney fans. They soon realized that the actress chosen to play Ariel was not the Oscar-winning actress from Monster’s Ball. Instead, Disney execs chose one-half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, which caused a meltdown in the unseasoned sections of social media platforms because a black person had once again stolen a job from the marginalized group of unmelanated Americans. The hashtag #NotMyAriel immediately began trending on White Twitter.



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Read more: https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/notmyariel-white-twitter-is-big-mad-about-disney-cast-1836128376

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And the "fandom menace" postings on YouTube aren't much different. You would think they are channeling Rush Limbaugh.

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Reply #NotMyAriel: White Twitter Is Big Mad About Disney Casting a Black Little Mermaid [Corrected] (Original post)
Eugene Jul 6 OP
RandySF Jul 6 #1
oregonjen Jul 6 #2
lunasun Jul 6 #3
Skittles Jul 6 #4
Loki Liesmith Jul 6 #5
TlalocW Jul 6 #6
Doc_Technical Jul 7 #7
Gothmog Jul 7 #8
rictofen Jul 7 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. Grown-ass men upset over a kids movie.

Someone even tried to provide a scientific explanation why mermaids have to be white.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:17 PM

2. My daughter told me her friend was made fun of years ago for having red hair.

When Little Mermaid came out, she was no longer teased for her red hair. Representation matters. Now, a new version will be coming out with a black young woman cast as Ariel. Representation matters!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:17 PM

3. They want white ? Ok then give the haters this fix

Guess trump rallies burning shoes and wranglers not really keeping them busy

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:25 PM

4. RACIST white twitter

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:26 PM

5. No one cares either way

This hashtag is being promoted as much or more by the people outraged by it as anyone else.

Another successful troll op.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:40 PM

6. I've seen some good responses to all this

Who's going to tell these people upset about the live-action Ariel that Mermaids aren't real?

Those upset about Ariel's color, wait until they hear about Jesus.

Where was the outrage when a Polynesian played Aquaman?

TlalocW

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 12:18 AM

7. Black is the only proper color for Ariel

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 01:24 PM

8. I am a big fan of Disney

I have no issue with this casting decision

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 06:18 PM

9. I remember when The Root wasn't concerned about the portrayal of fictional princesses either

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