AI Artist Under Fire For "Fixing" Little Mermaid Trailer

Ai Artist Under Fire For "fixing" Little Mermaid Trailer

It was supposed to be an uplifting live-action remake of one of the beloved stories about Ariel, the Little Mermaid, her friends, and falling in love.

It is still unclear why the first trailer faced so many "dislikes" on Youtube. Still, things only escalated as an artificial intelligence artist tried to "fix" Halle Bailey's Little Mermaid with someone resembling a white woman.

Ai Artist Under Fire For "fixing" Little Mermaid Trailer

Before we get to these creepy face swaps, let's see what Halle had to say about her role.

The movie premiered just a few days ago at the D23 Expo fan convention and was very well received.

Halle told People:

"The fact that now it's getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, a woman of color, I'm like, wow, I'm so grateful for what it will do for all the other little Black and brown boys and girls who will see themselves in me. Because I know if I had seen myself when I was younger, I think my whole perspective would've changed."

Now back to what caused the backlash even before the premiere.

Many claimed that the 1989 animation sees Ariel as a white woman. She looked a bit yellowish, and since Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale developed the character, yes, it was safe to assume that his vision was also a white Ariel.

The tweet from a suspended account responsible for Halle's dramatic change into a white woman said that the new version turned "the woke actor into a ginger white girl."

It continued by adding that this was an education tweet, not racist, adding:

"I am just amazed by a high-IQ friend who works with Artificial Intelligence and the stuff he can make, and wanted to show people his field of study."

Twitter did not spare this AI genius, but it is interesting that, while Ariel's looks changed, her voice reminds the same.

It is Halle's voice, meaning the 22-year-old more than deserved her role of Ariel.

Of course, some sided with this "new and improved" Ariel, though we are not sure what else is to add than Ariel is a mermaid. She is not based on a real person, animal, or anything in between, so let's drop it.

Instead, the main question remains: why did her hair look dry in the trailer?