Some Twitter Users Are Dragging The Original Little Mermaid Actress After First Trailer For Live-Action Film Drops

ytsfreeSeptember 11, 2022

The wait has been long, but we finally got a look at the live-action The Little Mermaid in the form of its first trailer, featuring lead actress Halle Bailey. After initially being the target of racist backlash for her Disney casting, the young star is now getting some major praise for her performance of a classic Little Mermaid song that’s featured in the trailer. Unfortunately, on the heels of the trailer drop, some of her Twitter-using fans are going as far to drag the original Ariel actress.

Given the backlash that stemmed from her Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel back in 2019, it’s nice to see that she’s getting the recognition she deserves. However, I’m not sure many would’ve thought that the Twitter users giving the young star would criticize Jodi Benson One viral example is the Twitter post below, in which a fan places the two mermaids side-by-side and compares Grammys:

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