The social media racists are on full display today. This time, they're seething over Disney's announcement that Halle Bailey was chosen to portray the fictional mermaid, Ariel, in their live-action remake of the iconic animated film, The Little Mermaid.
While most of Black Twitter has been rejoicing over the incredible news, some bitter fans of the original fairytale movie have taken to the site to attempt to prove why the mythical creature, whose race plays no significance in her story, must be portrayed by a white actress.
Take a look, below:
While the hate for Disney's choice in the movie's lead actress is noticeable — and, frankly, expected — several Twitter users didn't sit by and allow it to overshadow Halle's incredible achievement. See how many came to her defense, below, and perfectly prove why Ariel could have been played by an actress of any race.
Racist Twitter's going to have to stay mad on this one.
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