Halle Bailey plays Ariel in the new live-action remake of the Disney film The Little Mermaid. When she got the role, Halle thought it would be the role that would make her a superstar.
Well, Media Take Out did a little research and it seems like fans of the Disney show aren’t at all happy with the new movie she’s starring in. And if it stays that way, it could end up being devastating for Halle’s career.
According to Youtube stats, Halle’s performance has garnered more than 543,000 dislikes as of last night, compared to just 129,000 likes. That’s a VERY bad sign.
The dislikes increased so quickly that Media Take Out confirmed that Youtube this morning started hiding the dislike count. If you now search for the trailer, YouTube still shows the number of likes, but the number of dislikes is now hidden from the viewer.
It’s not exactly clear what people didn’t like. But Media Take Out trawled through the comments on Youtube and found that there are many people who seem upset that an African-American actress was chosen to play Ariel, who was Caucasian in the original Disney animated film.
Here are just a few comments we were able to find last night. We checked for the comments today but Youtube doesn’t seem to have removed them from the site anymore.
“I don’t mean to be rude, but Ariel is white”
“Now I’m super mad!”
“I was really looking forward to this film and now I’m devastated.”
Another SJW film (Social Justice Warrior). FAIL
Why is Ariel Black WTF
Disney has a huge problem. The billion dollar company has invested HUNDREDS of millions of dollars in this production and they need it to be a hit.
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