halle bailey Finally showing the world what she looks like as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” reboot, but as usual — Twitter found a way to ruin it… Jodi Benson,
Here’s the deal… Disney released the new “Little Mermaid” trailer on Friday, and while most people were amazed to see Halle under the sea for the first time – some couldn’t help but compare to the original voice actor. Could, who played Ariel back in ’89… that would be JB.
Some were taking clips from the animated film, which included iconic singing parts, and placing them side by side with Halle – mocking Jody’s performance, saying she was “a little flat”.
More jokes were made, including people posting shots of Halle’s Ariel next to the animated Ariel and it was noted that HB had a ton of Grammy noms, while the cartoon Ariel (aka, Jodi) had zero. FWIW, ‘The Little Mermaid’ actually won a handful of Grammys at the time.
Bottom line though… they’re admiring the iconic work that the pair did all those years ago.
There was someone who was trying to create drama between the two… He posted a screenshot of a post on the pair’s IG story, which featured a picture of the animated Ariel, captioned, “Love my Ariel.”
The Twitter user who caught it is trying to make it appear that the pair posted this in response to the trailer’s reveal — and as a shot at Halle, but it’s not… it’s an old one. Post is.
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The fact is, the pair have been nothing but support over Halle’s casting—a good handful of notes were noted on the bird app as they tried to close this pairing anti-narrative building amid the mad Halle. Question… why can’t we celebrate every woman’s take???
There has been some racist uproar over the fact that Black, who is Black, was cast in the role exactly — and now, that reaction seems to be the overwhelmingly opposite reaction — at the expense of the pair.
Truth be told, Halle looks and sounds just as fabulous as Ariel… as did the pair. We would ask, can’t we all get along and enjoy things??? But, unfortunately, we already know the answer.