Disney's Freeform Claps Back at Critics of The Little Mermaid Casting

E! Online | 7/7/2019 | Staff
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When it was announced last week that Chloe x Halle singer Halle Bailey, a black woman, will play Ariel in Disney's upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action reboot, debates were sparked and many people went full angry Ursula.

Others defended the casting, noting that the character is fictional and mythological, and does not necessarily need to resemble the white-skinned, red-headed character depicted in the 1989 animated film on which the new movie is based. Many also accused critics of the casting of racism. On Saturday, an "open letter to the Poor, Unfortunate Souls" was posted on the Instagram account of Disney's cable network Freeform, formerly known as ABC...
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