If I’m a @Disney shareholder then I’m pissed. There’s no way a global brand such as Little Mermaid will see a maximum return on investment for a live action movie by not casting a redheaded white girl for political posturing. Halle is tremendously talented, but this is stupid.
— Tim (@macrod01) July 4, 2019
I swear this ariel cast is so fucking stupid trying to please the political correctness, what would happen if the princess and the frog was a white woman, she ain't real either 🤷🏻♂️
— Daniel J (@ArsxnalDj) July 4, 2019
Fortunately, Black Twitter went in. Halley Berry even tweeted out the news, since apparently, folks were confusing her with Halle Baily.
In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey pic.twitter.com/z0Rik2nxRe
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 3, 2019
— Janelle Monáe👽🚆🤖🚀🪐 (@JanelleMonae) July 4, 2019
"Ariel is black now, my childhood is ruined"
Girl pls some of us grew up with no representation/diversity at all. Imma need yall to chill with the #NotMyAriel tweets and get with the times. It's 2019 and anyone can be a princess.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. pic.twitter.com/XGBKpsv1dP
— Nyasha (@nasa_sak) July 4, 2019
— TJˣ (@TiaanaJ) July 4, 2019
To anyone who thinks Halle won’t make a good Ariel just because she’s black, throwback to when Brandy absolutely killed it as Cinderella in the 90s 😍😩 pic.twitter.com/cq0WVWo21F
— Common Girl 💅🏻 (@girlhoodposts) July 3, 2019
— Freeform (@FreeformTV) July 6, 2019