Disney Defends Decision to Cast Halle Bailey In Upcoming “The Little Mermaid” Film
Disney announced last week that Halle Bailey, known for her role in “Grown-ish” and one-half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, will star as Ariel in the upcoming version of “The Little Mermaid.” While many fans and celebrities were happy to see Bailey take the lead as Ariel (especially considering what it means for representation in Hollywood), others weren’t at all pleased with Disney’s decision. After fans on all sides have shared their opinions of Bailey as the new Ariel, Disney has finally spoken out and defended the casting decision . . .