Disney announced on Wednesday that Black actress and singer Halle Bailey of A Wrinkle in Time and Grown-ish has been cast to play Ariel in the live action version of the classic film The Little Mermaid. Naturally, racists everywhere are pooping their Pampers.

Of course that Instagram photo is stolen.

As usual, racists are responding to this new bit of Black representation by throwing away perfectly good DVDs and blu-rays. Meanwhile, Black individuals are left to point out that Disney has largely left them out of their movies for the past 81 years, with Tiana being their only Disney princess.

We white girls actually have seven “official” Disney princesses who look like us and several more lead female characters who aren’t on the official princess list right now, while every other race gets one.

So who actually cares if they cast a Black woman to play a mermaid? If you’re not completely racist, you probably won’t understand if even you try, and we don’t recommend trying.

Instead, enjoy Black Twitter’s celebrations and perfect burns on racist white people who are more offended by a fictional mythical creature’s race than concentration camps.




Many have pointed out that not only is it absurd to complain about this casting choice, it actually makes a lot more sense than white Ariel.



Go back to posting about essential oils on Facebook, Karen.

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*First Published: July 4, 2019, 10:12 am