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Lin-Manuel Miranda Blasts Racist ‘Little Mermaid’ Trolls: ‘Halle Bailey Is Perfect for the Part’
Marc Malkin Senior Film Awards, Events & Lifestyle Editor Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Lin-Manuel Miranda has a message to the trolls who have targeted their hate at Halle Bailey, star of the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” — watch Brandy in “Cinderella.” “I’m old enough to remember that being a game changer for my generation,” Miranda told me during a Zoom chat from the L’Attitude conference in San Diego, where he was making an appearance with American Express to support Latino small business owners. “And Rob Marshall was the choreographer on that and is now the director of the movie. I’m really thrilled by that symmetry.” Besides, Miranda thinks the positivity and excitement around the new film far outweigh the negativity. Just take a look at the sneak peek of Bailey singing a snippet of “Part of Your World,” which racked up 104 million global views within days of its debut at the D23 Expo. “I’m not interested in giving them any oxygen because I know the lives that are going to be changed. Halle is perfect for the part,” said the Tony winner, who wrote four songs for the movie with composer Alan Menken. “She is going to blow them away. If that’s the thing that makes you mad, then stay mad. But examine your choices.”
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Halle Bailey responds to racist backlash over new Little Mermaid film: ‘I know that I’m worthy’
supports HTML5 videoThe Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey has addressed the backlash against her playing the new Ariel, after Disney dropped the trailer for the live-action remake.The 22-year-old, best known as one half of Chloe x Halle, stars as the iconic mermaid and fans have been gushing over her version of Part Of Your World, teased in the trailer, which was originally sung by Jodi Benson (who is a fan of Halle’s casting, by the way).Emotional videos of Black children, particularly young girls, watching the trailer for the first time have had us all in bits, but the upcoming film has also been the subject of a lot of racism.After trolls took aim at the fact that Halle isn’t Caucasian (but not apparently with the fact that she isn’t actually a mermaid either), YouTube actually disabled the dislike counter on the trailer.But now, Halle has addressed the backlash in a video on her YouTube channel.‘I dedicated so much time, blood, sweat and tears into this work for this film and in the process I learned so much about myself,’ Halle began.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video‘I remember at the very, very beginning of filming I was way more timid than I was coming out of it so I kind of felt like I grew with Ariel’s character in a way and that makes me really happy so yeah I think that was kind of the biggest takeaway for me is just to believe in myself and know that I’m worthy.’‘And even still today like with all of the commentary and people’s opinions going on, it just reminds me to be number one grounded and grateful that I have this opportunity and the fact that it’s sparking such a discussion for all of us,’ she continued.‘I mean, I know what it
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Disney's Little Mermaid Ariel being black makes scientific sense, says experts
Disney's The Little Mermaid hitting the headlines as some so-called fans unhappy with Ariel being black, a marine biologist has now said that it "makes sense".Disney have cast the role of Ariel as a black woman, while the 1989 animated film depicted the fictional mermaid as a white woman with red hairPlayed by Halle Bailey and with a film trailer released, some fans have been outraged with them taking to Twitter to fume #NotMyAriel.READ NEXT: Disney's The Little Mermaid trailer sees Halle Bailey take on iconic songThe unimpressed people online have been sharing theories online and urging people that Ariel "can't be a black woman", seemingly forgetting that mermaids aren't real and fish can't speak.Karen Osborn, curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History spoke to Buzzfeed, where she shut down the theories that the mermaid "can't be black"."As you move through the water column – as you dive deeper and deeper – right at the surface, a lot of things are blue, because you blend in with the sky behind you for predators that are down below looking up," explained Karen."And then you have a bunch of mirrored animals, so they just reflect whatever's around them and that's a good camouflage in shallow water," the marine specialist continued."As you get deeper, you see animals that are pigmented or deep red [because] there's hardly any red light in the deep sea, so being red is effectively being black."Karen explained how in the sea there are lots of "ultra-black fish".Speaking hypothetically, she said that mermaids would likely be "transparent" and if they were, this would mean they "can blend in pretty well".Although there has been an array of #NotMyAriel tweets, with people calling for the character to be
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Halle Berry hits out as fans mistake her for The Little Mermaid's Halle Bailey
Disney fans have grown confused over the studio’s new lead actress after The Little Mermaid’s trailer was recently released.Fans mistakenly thought that actress Halle Berry was starring in Disney’s new adaptation of The Little Mermaid.The live-action Hollywood film features Grammy award-winner Halle Bailey – who performs alongside her sister Chloe as a duo – not actress Halle Berry, known for her roles in Catwoman and X-Men.READ MORE: Disney's The Little Mermaid trailer sees Halle Bailey take on iconic songDisney has just released the teaser for the live-action remake of their classic film, which was released in 1989, and is set to star Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina and Simone Ashley, known for her roles in Bridgerton and Sex Education.It seems excited Disney fans have made a critical error and one fan began to critique the casting choice without double checking who was on the line-up.One fan tweeted out: “Halle Berry is nearly 60 playing the role of a 16-year-old girl.”Berry replied with a meme of comedian Monique sitting down and looking unimpressed.The tweet has since been deleted but more mistaken fans have sent out similar messages about the casting.Another wrote in all-caps: “Halle Berry is Ariel, suck on that.”A fellow confused follower tweeted that they “hope the live-action remake is good” because “Halle Berry as Ariel is gorgeous”, while another simply added that the thought of Berry playing Ariel gave them “chills”.This isn’t the first time that Berry has been mistaken for the film’s lead actress as back in December a confused fan tweeted to her and said they “can’t wait to see her ‘under the sea’”.She responded with: “...wrong Halle, lol.
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