Disney The Little Mermaid live action movie stars Halle Bailey as black Ariel. Why people happy with Hollywood tokenism?
The black little mermaid is coming whether we like it or not and the Ariel backlash has been growing. #NotMyAriel has been trending and a petition to remove actress Halle Bailey from the live action remake movie has been gaining signatures by the minute. In this video I talk about why black people are happy with being tokenized by Disney and the Little Mermaid reactions I have received in the comments of my previous YouTube video and social media.
I don’t care about Halle Bailey singing Part Of Your World in The Little Mermaid live action movie. I am sick of Disney tokenism being called diversity. Ariel being black is cringe. We shouldn’t accept this fake diversity by Walt Disney Studios. I have seen all kinds of reasons for why African Americans want a black Ariel in The Little Mermaid live action movie. I have seen the fictional character argument, race not part of character, and they’re happy to see white people mad about blackwashing the Ariel character. Halle Bailey is not my Ariel!