Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel prompts conversation about race l Nightline


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  • ramona roman
    ramona roman  42 minutes back

    I don't care if it's a black women or a white women in this movie I just want to see the movie. And Halle Bailey she is gorgeous❤🙄😘

    • PollenX
      PollenX  2 hours back


      • letylek
        letylek  11 hours back

        even as a black person i would've preferred the ariel to actually look like the original anyways, i think redheads should be represented more...but in the end i dont mind too much im sure the movie will turn out just fine, her voice is very similar to the original ariel's.

        • TheNursey13
          TheNursey13  19 hours back

          People are just racist period! For years white people have been plying every race on the planet! Chinese, Arabic, Indian and Black! African Americans don’t have anything! I’m so happy for Halle! She is gonna kill this!!

          • David Zacarias
            David Zacarias  1 days back

            I hope for the princess and the frog the protagonist is a beautiful blonde, thanks disney for destroying my favorite movie #NotMyAriel

            • Stephanie Lim
              Stephanie Lim  3 days back

              She can portray Princess Tiana instead.

              • David Hansen
                David Hansen  3 days back

                This movie should be boycotted. Disney's agenda is obvious here. The character has been a white redhead since 1989. Fuck Disney

                • Jrise Breezy
                  Jrise Breezy  3 days back

                  Halle is beautiful but this movie is gonna flop

                  • Critten Williams
                    Critten Williams  3 days back

                    White people always mad almost everything they use comes from Africa/Egypt just like the idea of mermaids 😂😂😭 so miserable

                    • ShortieLu
                      ShortieLu  4 days back

                      For all you people saying “What if they get a white girl play Tiana or Mulan” Okay first of all Mulan is based on a chinese poem and Tiana her story is actually comes from a black lady Leah Chase from New Orleans. So that’s part of a culture and Ariel is a FISH she has no culture. Plus it was never about her skin or her hair. It was more about her voice go rewatch the movie. Also, Jodi supports Halle 🥰 I think Halle is beautiful and she’ll play Ariel beautifully I can’t wait!!

                      • Tina Forevermore
                        Tina Forevermore  4 days back

                        Halle is literally a walking talking ariel it fits

                        • Christopher
                          Christopher  5 days back

                          My family lineage had nothing to do with slavery. My family hadn't even immigrated to the United States until 1966. In fact I grew up in the black community. If blacks really want to be treated equally quit discriminating. Follow the rules when pulled over. Teach your kids to stay away from bad crowds. Send them to college and move from bad poverty-stricken neighborhoods so you can give your kids a fair chance. White people are not responsible for the bad decisions you make. News flash white people get shot by the cops too. That's a national attack on the poor.

                          • i took the shet
                            i took the shet  5 days back

                            Please don't put dread locks on the movie.

                            • Christian Salgado
                              Christian Salgado  6 days back

                              She can be Ariel, all she need is to dye her hair red and add a purple seashell bra and green tail, it’s doesn’t matter with the skin color since mermaids don’t have significant race or color

                              • Pork Pie
                                Pork Pie  6 days back

                                White liberal racism at its best. Race bending characters who have very white backgrounds and mannerisms instead of investing time in creating good ethic characters who are not some witless sidekick/comic relief.

                                • Minecraft Legends of the Heroes

                                  Why is ariel so black did SHREK POOPED ON HER?

                                  • Øath betrayer
                                    Øath betrayer  1 weeks back

                                    Fuck Disney

                                    • Suckmyballz Gameplays
                                      Suckmyballz Gameplays  1 weeks back

                                      Call the character some other name. Ariel is not and will never be black. Race bending is racism. Go make your own characters instead of ruining ours you fuck-os

                                      • Sam Choi
                                        Sam Choi  1 weeks back

                                        I just don’t understand those who complaint about Ariel being Black. They say it “ruins the original.” Stfu plz.

                                        • Kristina Kolodzi
                                          Kristina Kolodzi  1 weeks back

                                          I'm so happy!!

                                          • Cindy love
                                            Cindy love  1 weeks back

                                            Look my problem is that it wont be like the original movie. I guess its ok too change the charecters since we are going to expect a white girl for princess and the frog.💁

                                            • Kayla Bxc
                                              Kayla Bxc  1 weeks back

                                              Her voice is amazing but I believe some people may want the original Ariel just because it is how we grew up as . Imagine if Ariel was going to be played as an asian girl or Latina it still wouldn’t seem like the classic we grew up knowing. People aren’t being racist but I just think people just want the original

                                              • Benjamin Benyei
                                                Benjamin Benyei  1 weeks back

                                                She will play the character beautifully! Nothing is wrong with changing things, it a live-action remake, its a reinvented version of the classic!

                                              • "WE THE PEOPLE"  1 weeks back

                                                YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID!!

                                                • Sraw Rats 1977 Productions

                                                  I honestly don't give a shit If Ariel is played by Halle Bailey.

                                                  • Anthony Gaston
                                                    Anthony Gaston  1 weeks back

                                                    Justice for ARIEL...

                                                    Respect the fictional princess

                                                    • Mila babe16
                                                      Mila babe16  6 days back

                                                      It's not that serious calm down

                                                  • Munkastrap4
                                                    Munkastrap4  2 weeks back

                                                    I'm confused, it's not as though she's playing her in a live action, it's just a voice, who cares where the voice is coming from as long as it's good and suits a character.
                                                    Does anybody focus on who sang the original Ariel? I don't know, for all I know that was a black woman too.
                                                    This is the most ridiculous thing I've heard yet in racism circles, it's a voice for Petes sake!!
                                                    They want someone who looks like their Ariel? Well since she was based off Alyssa Milano, do you want her singing the part?? I mean really? Or what about Pink with her giant powerful voice? She's got that face, or what about Sia she's popular now, how about her?, equally powerful sounding. I mean they're both white right? Is that what people want? Do you think either of them sound like Ariel, with her light lilting voice? But they're white right? so that should be fine. Or maybe it's the red hair they want? Hmmm lets think of suitable redheads to sing the voice of Ariel. Ooooo oooo Kathy Griffin, yeah she'd be perfect, she'd sound JUST like Ariel becasue she's white with red hair, yeah awesome!
                                                    Pfffft give me a break all you racists and just let the show go on and Halle might surprise you. You jerks.!

                                                    • Brandon_4th Ave
                                                      Brandon_4th Ave  2 weeks back

                                                      Everyone please just give Halle a chance to prove herself. I understand why y'all r upset but she's really talented. If they casted Zenday a none of you would care.

                                                      • iPhone 7 Giveway
                                                        iPhone 7 Giveway  2 weeks back

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                                                        • Brett Bryant
                                                          Brett Bryant  2 weeks back

                                                          Sometimes race matters but with a voice like Halle’s and with the training in music and acting she has had, is this one of those times? Really? Is the little mermaid a timelessly Northern European tale or can’t we adapt it as a universal story about coming of age and navigating the turbulent and sometimes dangerous choices all young people have to face too often in our world, today? Halle is beautiful, poised, professional, and relevant to young audiences. My granddaughters represent Chinese, European, Native American, and Polynesian genes. I hope they grow in grace and kindness and intuitively know how to accept and embrace others with their differences, not in spite of them.

                                                          • Lexie DG
                                                            Lexie DG  2 weeks back

                                                            I'm giving you a chance girl

                                                            • Lexie DG
                                                              Lexie DG  2 weeks back

                                                              I hope it's good movie

                                                              • mermaidan
                                                                mermaidan  2 weeks back

                                                                ABC: A Buncha Crap! No surprise leftist ABC supports this move. You don't change characters real fans cherish, you create new ones. Oh yeah, I forgot, "Not My Disney" has no more creativity and is simply rehashing it's archives for a buck. Shame! Walt is spinning in his crypt.

                                                                • AMD Ask My Dad
                                                                  AMD Ask My Dad  2 weeks back

                                                                  Hey guys! I have a question... do u guys want Disney to make a recreation for a live action movie (Belle, Ariel, etc.) and to continue series (Toy Story 4, or Frozen 2, etc.)? Or do u guys prefer new movies? Like moana.

                                                                  • Ariana Grande
                                                                    Ariana Grande  2 weeks back

                                                                    It makes me so sad that Ariel is not gonna be the red headed girl with blue eyes we grew up with😓

                                                                    • Chill Onshay
                                                                      Chill Onshay  2 weeks back

                                                                      Okay so everyone is arguing in the comments but did you hear how he said zendaya? Zen-die-yuh😭

                                                                      • lili ks
                                                                        lili ks  2 weeks back

                                                                        the little mermaid can be any character yes but ariel is unique . remember that "the little mermaid "animated movie ? she's called Marna , has blond hair . why does this new one has to be called Ariel ? ariel is white with red hair . just call the new mermaid a new name and that's it

                                                                        • That One
                                                                          That One  2 weeks back

                                                                          @lili ks
                                                                          Its kinda hard to come up with an intellectual statement when I'm responding to a moron

                                                                          Gotta dumb it down for your consideration

                                                                          The characteristics that makes Ariel Ariel is red firetruck hair and a.green tail. That's why kids call prom girls Disney princesses even if they arent the same race. They see a Blue gown on a black girl? Cinderella

                                                                        • lili ks
                                                                          lili ks  2 weeks back

                                                                          @That One you talk intellectual debate but your first ever comment was the most disingenuous comment i've ever read in my life , trying to transform my concerns into something else more convenient for you to attack .
                                                                          please...i'm neither gullible , nor white so you can stop the act :D

                                                                        • That One
                                                                          That One  2 weeks back

                                                                          @lili ks
                                                                          Really? Not the comments that bring science into this movie?

                                                                          Oof, that may be a sign you're not up to intellectual debate

                                                                        • lili ks
                                                                          lili ks  2 weeks back

                                                                          @That One you wearing an ariel costume doesn't mean you're playing her in a movie or a play ....stupidest comment i've read all day Jesus!

                                                                        • That One
                                                                          That One  2 weeks back

                                                                          If I as a Black person wore an Ariel costume does that mean I am no longer dressed as Ariel?

                                                                      • Ricardo Herrera
                                                                        Ricardo Herrera  2 weeks back

                                                                        Ariel is no black !!!! Disney is insane

                                                                        • Sarah JEVB
                                                                          Sarah JEVB  2 weeks back

                                                                          Sounds exciting. She has perfect mermaid princess essence.
                                                                          Stop tripping people. I don't remember Hans Christian Andersen mentioning the color of the little mermaid's hair.
                                                                          My favorite Cinderella was Brandy. Give her a chance. ❤

                                                                          • T A I
                                                                            T A I  2 weeks back

                                                                            some of you have the most deluded things to say🙄. just be happy Disney is trying to be diverse.

                                                                            • Rusty Shields
                                                                              Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                              @That One I dont believe in Jesus. . .so what you got next

                                                                            • That One
                                                                              That One  2 weeks back

                                                                              @Rusty Shields
                                                                              Tell that to all the white Jesus k guy?

                                                                            • Rusty Shields
                                                                              Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                              "Trying" would be making a new character with a new story line. This is just a handout and its cheap

                                                                          • The Lonely Werd
                                                                            The Lonely Werd  2 weeks back

                                                                            It's easier and lazier to ruin already established characters by race washing them, Like everyone keeps saying "It's 2019 its time for diversity!" You do know you can have diversity and still keep the original characters the same race right? Of course you do, you just don't care. When a supporter of something like this calls for diversity all they really mean is they don't want white characters. Which is racist and hypocritical. Because you know if they remade princess of the frog with a white girl all you so called progressives would riot and burn down disneyland. Support the creation of new characters. Support real and actual diversity by pushing for original characters of color, and not some lazy race wash of a classic white character. It's lazy, stupid, and racist. And you can cry all you want about it but, if you support this and you're black then you're a racist.

                                                                            • Rusty Shields
                                                                              Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                              @That One A liar about what
                                                                              And now you changing the subject again and calling it "Making Sense" . . .you so funny

                                                                            • That One
                                                                              That One  2 weeks back

                                                                              @Rusty Shields
                                                                              I mean it makes sense
                                                                              You accuse me of lying of something as simple as "father is in the military and we are stationed in different states" cause you yourself are a liar

                                                                            • Rusty Shields
                                                                              Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                              @That One No. . . . . im not. . .now you trying to talk about Transgender people cuz you dont like my wording? You are lost bigly

                                                                            • That One
                                                                              That One  2 weeks back

                                                                              @Rusty Shields
                                                                              And now you're pretending to be oblivious


                                                                            • Rusty Shields
                                                                              Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                              @That One What are you talking about. . .you are just grasping at straws now

                                                                          • Saba Najafi
                                                                            Saba Najafi  2 weeks back

                                                                            okay but lowkey she looks like Ariel like I'm getting such mermaid vibes from her

                                                                            • Amanda Ferguson
                                                                              Amanda Ferguson  2 weeks back

                                                                              I never ever going to be the next Disney princess because Jodi Benson is "pretending she telling me that I don't have the right style to rock out", and be famous for Disney .

                                                                              • listentoomeeh
                                                                                listentoomeeh  2 weeks back

                                                                                Disney should have been making different race versions of their princesses 2019 we need more diversity

                                                                                • Rusty Shields
                                                                                  Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @That One I know. . .and its fucking stupid

                                                                                • That One
                                                                                  That One  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @Rusty Shields
                                                                                  How many times have we told Spiderman's origin story?

                                                                                • Rusty Shields
                                                                                  Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Dont you think its kind of redundant to redo shit over and over just to have different races for the sake of diversity? Do you really have such low expectations when they should be making new shit?

                                                                                • listentoomeeh
                                                                                  listentoomeeh  2 weeks back

                                                                                  The Lonely Werd if u wasn’t racist different Variations of the same character wouldn’t bother u I’m sure there are kids all over the world would like like to see them selfs in a Elsa or a Ariel ...... didn’t hear no one complain when they made Cinderella black

                                                                                • The Lonely Werd
                                                                                  The Lonely Werd  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Disney should create new princesses, Like they did with Tiana. Not Race wash already established ones. Your racism is showing.

                                                                              • Jesenia Orona
                                                                                Jesenia Orona  2 weeks back

                                                                                I think Halle is the perfect choice. She rocks. I love Ariel for who she is, not her skin color. AND all colors are beautiful btw!

                                                                                • Christina Mammolito
                                                                                  Christina Mammolito  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Hell no. She’s not good enough for Ariel.

                                                                                  • That One
                                                                                    That One  1 weeks back

                                                                                    @Christina Mammolito
                                                                                    And you sound like trash if you are out here determining who is "good enough" to play a Disney princess

                                                                                    Like those grown ass men that tell little girls they can't dress as a character cause they got the costume slightly wrong

                                                                                  • Christina Mammolito
                                                                                    Christina Mammolito  1 weeks back

                                                                                    That One - and? That’s my opinion. These remakes are trash.

                                                                                  • That One
                                                                                    That One  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @Christina Mammolito
                                                                                    So that says a lot about how pathetic you are

                                                                                  • Christina Mammolito
                                                                                    Christina Mammolito  2 weeks back

                                                                                    That One, Jodi wouldn’t say she wasn’t, that’s the type of person Jodi is.

                                                                                  • That One
                                                                                    That One  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Jodi think she is

                                                                                • Patrick Lange
                                                                                  Patrick Lange  2 weeks back

                                                                                  They couldn't find a red hair actress to play as her?

                                                                                  • Rusty Shields
                                                                                    Rusty Shields  2 weeks back

                                                                                    No cuz ariel was going to be black before they ever came to the table to talk about it. All they saw was her skin color.

                                                                                  • That One
                                                                                    That One  2 weeks back

                                                                                    No they could not find a ginger with hair as red as a firetruck

                                                                                    Crazy right?

                                                                                • Mhaga81
                                                                                  Mhaga81  2 weeks back

                                                                                  If Jasmine had been casted with a white actress people would call it white washing. But change the race of a white character and it’s okay? The little mermaid is a character/story from denmark...denmark tends to be white. She could have been tiana. Do a live action of princess and the frog.

                                                                                  • That One
                                                                                    That One  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @Patrick Lange
                                                                                    But she is the typical light skin Indian girl that gets casted when Indians were hoping for a dark skin actress

                                                                                  • Patrick Lange
                                                                                    Patrick Lange  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Actually people were complaining about Jasmine casted with a white actress. Even though Naomi Scott isn't really all that white.