Disney’s New “Little Mermaid” Live-Action Trailer Garners 1.5 Million Dislikes In Five Days


In an effort to recognize different cultures and people from marginalized neighborhoods, Disney is diversifying almost half of its television shows and movies.

One of the new initiatives that they are launching is set to be the release of a live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.” This is featuring an African-American actress/singer named Halle Bailey as the well-known protagonist named “Ariel.”

In 1989, The Little Mermaid was first released by Walt Disney as a 2D cartoon. Then, the character Ariel was a Caucasian female with long red hair and blue eyes. That is where some saw an issue.

When Disney first revealed the change of  physical appearance relating to one of its most-liked characters, many people expressed their opposition to the modification. On the other hand, some people have praised the company for their efforts.

However, after only two days of the official trailer being on YouTube, it has received more than 1.5 million “dislikes.” Thus, YouTube has taken away access to the option.

This is despite the fact that the video received 661k “likes” in five days.

“The Little Mermaid” will come to theaters on May 26, 2023.



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