Believe it or not, 182 years have passed since the first publication of The Little Mermaid.
However, even though we live in 2019, some people seem to be living back in 1837.
Disney recently announced that Halle Bailey will be the ‘new’ Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake, and many people have pointed out that the actress and singer is not white. Yes, you read that right: some people are, apparently, angry because the new Ariel is not white as the “original” one.
In fact, some of them even turned to “science” to support their claims, even though all of their racial tensions failed miserably.
Check out what some people thought about the idea of Ariel not being white:
Expectedly, they were IMMEDIATELY shut down: