Movies of younger Black ladies reacting to Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid trailer are taking on the web and highlighting why illustration issues.
Over the weekend, Disney debuted the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Little Mermaid movie, which has now garnered over 11 million views on YouTube.
Black ladies of all ages have been sharing TikTok movies of their reactions to Bailey taking up the groundbreaking function, utilizing hashtags like #representationmatters to notice the significance of variety in media.
“Mommy!” a younger woman says in a TikTok posted by person nickyknackpaddywack. “She’s brown like me!”
Mayas response to #thelittlemermaid trailer. #representationmatters #representationinthemediamatters #blackgirls
♬ authentic sound – Nicky
In one other response video, a three-year-old woman named Emery might be seen laying on a sofa earlier than she rapidly pops up when Bailey seems on display.
“I believe she’s brown!” Emery says in a video posted by TikTok person Valuable Avery. “Brown Ariel is cute.”
I like this for my 3 years previous 🤎 #littlemermaid #toddlersoftiktok #hallebailey #girlpower
♬ authentic sound – Valuable Avery
TikTok person callmedarii posted an analogous clip of her daughters’ heartwarming response to seeing Ariel.
“That’s why illustration issues! We will’t wait to observe this,” the video’s caption reads.
That’s why illustration issues! We will’t wait to observe this ❤️ #fyp #littlemermaid #disney
♬ authentic sound – Dari
Regardless of all the touching responses to the trailer, its debut sparked one other wave of racist backlash from individuals who imagine Disney is “too woke” for casting Bailey as Ariel, a fictional mermaid depicted as a white girl with pink hair within the authentic 1989 animated movie.
But, Black households aren’t letting critics cease them from having fun with the upcoming film.
“Is Ariel really Black?” a younger woman asks in one other video posted by TikTok person jendayis682.
“On this ‘Little Mermaid’ she will probably be,” somebody responds within the clip.
“Do you perceive the way it feels for our infants to see themselves within the fairy tales that the world mentioned wasn’t made for them,” the TikTok’s caption reads. “Say what you need and complain all you need … I hear nothing over the enjoyment and pleasure that this little woman has over seeing an individual that symbolize[s] her.”
Do you perceive the way it feels for our infants to see themselves within the fairy tales that the world mentioned wasn’t made for them. Say what you need and complain all you need I hear nothing over the enjoyment and pleasure this little woman has over seeing an individual that symbolize her. #littlemermaid #MarleyGraceWORLD #littlemermaid2023 #blackgirlrepresentation #BlackGirlSeeThemselves
♬ authentic sound – JendayiS
Watch the complete teaser trailer of The Little Mermaid right here.
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