Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends.
I spent most of last weekend bawling my eyes out, watching little Black girls react to the live Little Mermaid trailer with Halle Bailey.
So, just dive into the rabbit hole and see why
As I stroll on TikTok, I keep seeing parents video their children reacting to The Little Mermaid trailer. So instead of focusing so much on the negative, I thought I’d show a thread of the little black kids who are excited to see their favorite princess look like them.
— Lai💔 (@normanination4) September 11, 2022
'She’s like me!' — These reactions to the recently released ‘The Little Mermaid’ teaser featuring Halle Bailey will absolutely melt your heart ♥️ pic.twitter.com/lkk8uyRTLh
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 14, 2022
Black kids' reactions to seeing that the new 'Little Mermaid' is Black. pic.twitter.com/hC08NEsbgc
— StrictlyChristo🇺🇦🌻 (@christoq) September 13, 2022
To every grown white person mad that hallie bailey is ariel. Look up “little mermaid trailer reactions” and picture urself explaining to those little girls that ariel can’t be black. And then stfu.
— MK_the_Maniac | check 📌 (safe) (@MK_the_Maniac) September 12, 2022
Inspired by tiktok compilations of black girls' reactions to The little mermaid's trailer pic.twitter.com/ZRnEZpuxtv
— Orion ★ Commission open ! (@Aomarus_art) September 14, 2022
The real reason I'm crying at these reaction videos of Halle Berry being Ariel in the Little Mermaid, is that it's 2022 and we still don't have racial representation in mainstream media, and when we do it's shocking instead of the norm. #TheLittleMermaid pic.twitter.com/vi0vtv5RIw
— AllieFromCali ✌🇺🇸➡️🇨🇷 (@CheesyAllie) September 13, 2022