Halle Bailey’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Receives Racist Backlash Over Trailer

September 14, 2022

The new trailer for “The Little Mermaid” movie is generating extraordinary reactions, especially among young Black girls. Many of them are mesmerized by watching a cherished fairy-tale character who looks just like them. Twenty-two-year-old actress Halle Bailey stars as Ariel in Disney's new live-action film. But not everyone is happy to see a Black mermaid. The trailer has received more than 1.5 million dislikes on YouTube and racist remarks. However, Bailey says she's not focusing on the hate.