Analysis: A definitive rebuttal to every racist 'Little Mermaid' argument

Ever since Disney released the first look for its 2023 live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," the internet has been sodden with wave after wave of racist critics complaining that Ariel, the completely fictional underwater fish woman, shouldn't be Black. Hashtags like #notmyariel are bouncing around social media, and YouTube hid the dislike counter on the official video after it was bombarded with racist comments and more than 1.5 million "dislikes." One group of critics went as far as to share a digitally altered version of the teaser that featured a White woman in place of the movie's star Halle Bailey, who they called a "woke actress."

Analysis: A definitive rebuttal to every racist 'Little Mermaid' argument
Ever since Disney released the first look for its 2023 live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," the internet has been sodden with wave after wave of racist critics complaining that Ariel, the completely fictional underwater fish woman, shouldn't be Black. Hashtags like #notmyariel are bouncing around social media, and YouTube hid the dislike counter on the official video after it was bombarded with racist comments and more than 1.5 million "dislikes." One group of critics went as far as to share a digitally altered version of the teaser that featured a White woman in place of the movie's star Halle Bailey, who they called a "woke actress."