The Little Mermaid's First Full-length Trailer Is Being Flooded Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dislikes On YouTube

Once again, the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid has been criticized by pessimistic individuals.

Earlier this week, the 95th Academy Awards featured the release of the first full-length trailer for the upcoming film. The extended sneak peek generated a lot of excitement among viewers.

As they had only been given small teasers until then, witnessing Ariel in all her splendor was an amazing experience.


However, as expected, the trolls have retaliated and the trailer has received over 600,000 dislikes, accounting for 83 percent of the total reactions.

Honestly, don't these individuals have anything better to do? The fact that the beloved mermaid now has fiery red dreadlocks should not be such a big deal. It's time to move on!

Regrettably, this is not a new occurrence for the much-anticipated Disney movie, as the teaser that was released last year also garnered three million dislikes.


Following the official announcement in 2019 that Halle Bailey would be portraying the world's most iconic mermaid in the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, there was a strong and negative response.

The news of the casting even prompted fans to tweet the hashtag #NotMyAriel, which quickly became a trending topic.

One troll even wrote: "The Little Mermaid is a Danish fairy tale The Danish people are, historically speaking, white


"Why make Ariel black? Just because it's 2023? It's not racism, it's simply wondering why the need to change it in the first place? Would you accept a white live-action Pocahontas?"

Goodness gracious, people need to suspend their logic for a moment, particularly when it comes to a story about a mythological creature that lives underwater!

Well, I suppose you can believe that.

Nevertheless, Bailey has responded to the backlash.


"As a Black person, you just expect it and it's not really a shock anymore," she said.

Bailey, the former star of Grown-ish, also disclosed that music legend Beyoncé imparted some words of wisdom when she signed her and her sister, Chlöe, to her label Parkwood.

Queen Bey advised both sisters to refrain from reading comments made by people on social media: "When [Chlöe and I] first signed to Parkwood, B was always like: ​'I never read my comments. Don't ever read the comments'."


In an interview with People, Bailey also emphasized the significance of having a Black woman play the iconic role.

She said: "The fact that now it's getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, woman of color, I'm just 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."