According to statistics by September 13, the teaser trailer for The Little Mermaid has had more than 1.5 million dislikes on the YouTube platform just two days after it was released. Although YouTube has turned off the dislike counter on its platform, most viewers cannot know the specific number of a video. However, fans can still use a special website to see how many people are not satisfied with this Disney princess.
When Ariel was officially revealed in the teaser trailer of the recently released live-action version, many fans were “surprised, bewildered and shocked” because the image was so different from the original. The mermaid princess with red hair floating with white skin and blue eyes has now been replaced by a character with tan skin and brown hair that makes everyone surprised.
Before that, right from the time when “the Mouse house” announced that Halle Bailey would play Ariel, fans were vehemently opposed because the actress had a look so different from the image of the mermaid Ariel in the original. . However, Disney still decided to let the singer play the main role despite the mixed opinions of the public.
However, besides the opposite reactions of the audience, a part of the audience still loved the incarnation of Halle Bailey. The evidence is that on the TikTok platform, many videos recording the excited reactions of girls of color when witnessing the half of the duo Chloe x Halle appear in the trailer of The Little Mermaid has made everyone excited. . It can be seen that Disney’s strategy of “diversifying” the cast is still receiving certain positive responses.
In a recent interview, when asked about the importance of playing Ariel, Halle Bailey said: “The truth is, now I’m becoming a mermaid of color, a character with similar skin color. me and this makes me feel very surprised and grateful because it will make all the other kids – black and brown girls and boys see themselves in the movie. It’s what I’ve always wanted since I was a kid because I knew that if I could see a character that looked like me, my worldview would completely change.”
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