Since Disney announced his decision to occupy actress and singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in the new live action The Little Mermaid many were not too happy with their choice.
Instead of supporting Bailey's new role, Internet commentators criticized the idea of a black woman playing the legendary Disney mermaid.
Even though many fans have defended the adult actress from online hate, Disney's cable network Freeform has recently occurred and has nicknamed these naysayers their place.
Many are upset that Disney has cast a non-white actress as Ariel.
As many of us get older, we find that not everything pleases people, even something as simple as a movie.
Over the past week, many were thrilled to learn that Disney had cast its new Ariel in 's upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid .
Hall Bailey, which is one half of the music duo Chloe X Hall, recently made headlines as the person the legendary underwater princess will play.
Since Bailey is musically gifted and possesses the rare combination of mind, heart, youth and innocence, there should be no question why she got the role.
Even though Halle Bailey is the perfect person to play Ariel, many people are upset that she was cast, mainly because she is not Caucasian.
Given that the animated Ariel was depicted as white, people would have thought that Disney should stick to the same concept at the live action remake.
Some people have even gone so far as to start the petition #NotMyAriel to have Disney recast the character with a white actress, the red-haired Disney Princess from the cartoon resembles.
Although fans have come to Halle Bailey's defense and told her why she deserves to be Ariel, it was just such a constant back and forth between them and hate in the social media.
Freeform is fed up with online hate
Online hate over Disney's casting The Little Mermaid has been going on for far too long, and many people are tired of others being unwilling to change.
Completely settled with the constant online negativity associated with this casting decision, Freeform recently used Instagram to finally put these commentators in their place.
The cable network was titled "An Open Letter to the Poor, Unfortunate Souls" and provided clear facts about mermaids and their racial identity.
"Yes. The original author of The Little Mermaid was Danish. Ariel … is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can swim legitimately wherever she wants (although King Triton, the absolute Zaddy, often bothers), "the article said. "Let us assume for better understanding, Ariel is also Danish."
"Danish mermaids can be black because Danish * people * can be black," the letter went on. "Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her buddies Scuttle and the * ahem * Jamaican Cancer Sebastian (sorry, flounder!) And hold onto the bronze base. Black Danes and these Mer people can also * genetically * (!!!) have red hair. "
Freeform then mentioned the story of Ariel, the fiction, while defending Halle's Baileys casting.
"But spoiler alert – bring it back to the top – the character of Ariel is a work of fiction," continued the network. "After all, everything is said and done, and you still can not get over the idea that choosing the incredible, sensational, highly talented and beautiful Halle Bailey is something different than the INSPIRED casting, because it is because it is not The cartoon guy, oh boy, I have some news for you … about you.
At the end of the day, Halle Bailey is the best choice for Ariel and hopefully will not stop her from constant negativity. Live out her dream as a true Disney princess.