Does is matter that a Black actress will play the Little Mermaid in a new live action sequel to the animated classic? YouTube hides the downvotes that might give a more accurate gauge of fan reaction. This comes on the heels of Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ blowback for a similar reason. Are people who oppose this casting inherently racist?
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