Black Girl Magic... Disney Picks Black Little Mermaid!

This week, Disney announced that they're doing another live action version of one of their most popular animated movies, "The Little Mermaid"... and picked their new Ariel -- and she's black!

19 year old actress and singer Halle Bailey is one half of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle, that she formed with her sister when they were children. They're now signed by Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment.

Rumor has it that Melissa McCarthy and Awkwafina are in talks to star in the film as well.

Even though Disney is sure Halle will make the perfect Ariel, racist online trolls have been upset since the announcement... saying there's no way that the red-headed Ariel should be black.

Oh well. Congrats Halle! ;)

Jeanne Sparrow

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