Halle Bailey sparks controversy over her viral interview on The Little Mermaid


Halle Bailey found herself in hot waters with netizens after her viral interview on The Little Mermaid. She is being slammed for changing the character of the mermaid and making it “worse”.

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Halle Bailey faces criticism for making The Little Mermaid more self-centered

Halle Bailey recently sat down with Edition to talk about her upcoming Disney film The Little Mermaid.

Furthermore, during the interview, Bailey revealed that they had to change Ariel’s character and her origin story. She also said that they have become more self-centered rather than being driven because of a boy.

She said, ‘I’m excited with my version of the film because we definitely changed that perspective where she’s trying to leave the ocean as a boy.’

In addition, she said, ‘It is much more than that. It’s about her, her purpose, her freedom, her life, and what she wants.’

Bailey continued, ‘As women we are amazing, we are independent, we are modern, we have everything and above… And I’m glad that Disney is updating some of those themes.’

Meanwhile, The Little Mermaid has already received a lot of criticism over the past few years. The latest film premiered over its title track. Many netizens alleged that the name is quite similar to the title track of Frozen.

Moreover, it received a backlash for its first teaser. Many fans claim that it did not match the essence of the original line.

However, the film is set to hit the theaters on 26 May 2023.

Social media users discuss Halle Bailey’s viral interview

Debate is raging on social media sites following Halle Bailey’s recent statement about The Little Mermaid live-action film.

In addition, fans are pointing out that Ariel wanted to explore the human world. In addition, she came to the surface first and enjoy herself before she met any boy.

A user wrote, ‘Didn’t they see The Little Mermaid 1989? Haven’t they heard her song about why she wants to go where the people are?’

Another said, ‘and I don’t know why people don’t want this. Yes, change the movie that people love, and say this movie is better because that will make people love it.’

Someone else chimed in saying, ‘”‘more nuance? She summed up the original character of the film.’

Another user noted, ‘That’s Ariel’s whole story … how does it get worse again?’


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