It’s official: Singer/actress Halle Bailey is earning her fins as Ariel — and now, following a bit of backlash on social media, she’s breaking her silence about being cast in the upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid.
As you may already know, Bailey is a 19-year-old singer who performs alongside her older sister Chloe in the R&B duo Chloe x Halle.
In early July, the House of Mouse announced that she’d been cast as Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and the news caused something of a stir on social media.
Some fans of the original expressed disappointment over the casting choice, expressing that Bailey, a black woman, wasn’t the right person to play Ariel, who is depicted as having white skin and red hair in the 1989 animated original.
Now Bailey has come forward to reveal her thoughts on the matter. Keep watching the video to see that Halle Bailey finally breaks silence on Little Mermaid outrage!
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