While we all LOVE that Halle Bailey from Chloe x Halle will be playing the iconic role of Ariel in the live action adaptation of the classic Disney film "The Little Mermaid", there are some on the internet who already began trolling her and spreading hate about the casting.
Freeform (Formally ABC Family) which plays a ton of Disney classic movies still along with their original content such as "Grown-Ish", in which Bailey has a roll on decided to come to the defense of the singer/actress taking to IG to completely clap back at all the people spreading racist content about her online.
Taking to IG Freeform had to say this:
“Ariel…is a mermaid, she lives in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But, even if people want to say that Ariel is Danish, Danish mermaids can be Black because Danish *people* can be Black,” which also means, and they can’t stress this enough, Black Danish people, thus mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair.”
S/O to Freeform (A division of Disney) defending there own and stating FACTS!
Check out their full statement below..