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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Earns a Whopping $38 Million in Opening Day as Racist Trolls Go Back to Their Caves

Disney's The Little Mermaid Earns a Whopping $38 Million in Opening Day as Racist Trolls Go Back to Their Caves

When it was announced that Disney was about to release the live-action remake of another OG animated movie, fans were doubtful. The announcement of the release of the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid was met with doubts by fans all around the globe. Their doubts were further fueled by the choice of Halle Bailey in the titular role. Their doubts were proved wrong with the release of the movie though.

Halle Bailey faced a lot because of her role in The Little Mermaid

Hally Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid
Casting Hally Bailey as Ariel rubbed people the wrong way

When the first look of The Little Mermaid was released, a lot of people raised doubts about Halle Bailey’s ability to do justice to the role. The Color Purple star was at the receiving end of an unending barrage of racist remarks.

The trolls have been at it for the past few years. Ever since the announcement of her casting in 2019, things have been going on in the same pattern. The trolls didn’t stop flowing in, continuing well until the film was finally released.

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Halle Bailey knows how to deal with the trolls

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Halle Bailey has received a lot of unnecessary backlashes

Halle Bailey has learned to get over this though. It would not have been easy, but you pick up habits after being subjected to rigorous trolling. Opening up about the trolling, she said in an interview with The Face,

“As a Black person, you just expect it and it’s not really a shock anymore.​ When [Chlöe and I] first signed to Parkwood, [Beyoncé] was always like: ​’I never read my comments. Don’t ever read the comments.’ Honestly, when the teaser came out, I was at the D23 Expo and I was so happy. I didn’t see any of the negativity.”

Following the release of the film, the 23-year-old must be thinking her results bore fruit.

Also Read: “Love to see racism lose”: Halle Bailey Fans Fight Back Against Trolls as The Little Mermaid Gets Record Breaking Audience Score for a Disney Live Action Film


The trolls are sent back to their caves after The Little Mermaid’s opening day

Halle Bailey as Ariel
The Halle Bailey starrer has a blockbuster opening

The Little Mermaid had a stellar opening, making $38 million on its first day. This stellar performance run at the Box Office has proved its detractors wrong. And Twitteratis have been quick to point out how wrong they were.

Some Twitter users went on to call out the racist trolls who were behind all the hate coming her way.

Not a good day for the trolls it seems. There were many that protested against the casting of Halle Bailey and expected the movie to fail for its choices, but it all seems to be just noise as many are going to the theatres to enjoy the live-action remake of their favorite childhood flick!

The Little Mermaid is currently in cinemas


Also Read: “CGI-laden cash grabs straight from the bloody colon of hell”: The Little Mermaid Trolls Defend Why They Hate Halle Bailey Movie, Claim it’s Not Racism

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Written by Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Fandom Wire specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature research scholar from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.