There have been a ton of opinions all around social media since Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in the upcoming live action adaption of The Little Mermaid.
Some are absolutely, 4567543% excited that Halle is the new Ariel (that’d be us), while others are fighting it and claim that Ariel just has to be a red head.
Todrick Hall took to his own social media, calling out haters for bringing this moment down when we would be bringing it up and celebrating.
“If they can CGI Margot Robbie’s face onto an Olympic figure skater’s rotating body, I think they can handle giving a black girl red hair. It could actually be beautiful, but either way, that seems like such a small detail to harp on,” he wrote on his Instagram with a gorgeous illustration.
Todrick continues, “I know it’s probably a hard concept to grasp, but this is how minorities have felt for the past thousand years and we’ve just had to deal with it. Fun fact for you also, There are over 60 Disney animated films and only 8 of them STAR people of any other race than white The Jungle book, Moana, Coco, Princess & the Frog, Pocahontas, Mulan, Aladdin, Lilo & Stitch so in the words of my good friend Taylor Swift…you need to calm down.”
“If they were to all of a sudden decide to do Cinderella and cast a man as Cinderella and have a gay prince, it would be ridiculous for people to fight and try to compare the representation because there has NEVER BEEN A GAY PRINCE. People were mad that Brandy was cast as Cinderella and guess what? She was great and the world moved on. I think we can give Halle Bailey a shot at finally being part of ‘your world’ you RACISTS.”
He also put his hat in for the role of Sebsatian: “ALSO, can I be Sebastian ? Thanx bye”
Check out his full post below:
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