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“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

"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

When it comes to the live-action adaptation of their classic stories, Disney releases have been a mixed baggage over the years with some releases better than others. However, in The Little Mermaid’s case, which comprises Halle Bailey at its forefront, even months before its release, the movie surrounded itself with extreme hate from trolls, especially due to the race-swapping factor.

But despite the unreal amount of hate that surrounded the movie even before its release, fans of the actress have now come forward to call out these trolls, as The Little Mermaid opens to rave reviews.

Also read: “She’s brilliant”: The Little Mermaid’s Original 1989 Voice Actor Jodi Benson Defends Halle Bailey Casting

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Halle Bailey
Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid opens with a near-perfect audience score

After debuting with mixed reviews from critics, with many praising Halle Bailey‘s performance as Ariel in the live-action adaptation, the audience score for the movie has left fans enthralled. Unlike its 67% tomato score with over 230+ reviews, the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes opened with a mind-popping 95% from 1000+ verified ratings. This nearly perfect score not long after its release makes The Little Mermaid the highest Disney Live-Action adaptation of a Disney Princess Story since 2019’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

One of the main factors that fans and critics commended the movie for is Halle Bailey’s performance in the lead. Despite receiving extreme hate after being cast in the iconic role, the actress has succeeded in shutting down her doubters. And her fans haven’t backed away from showcasing their love for the actress, as they call out the Twitter trolls, who questioned her choice in the beginning.

Also read: Frozen Star Josh Gad Blasts Racist Trolls Demeaning Halle Bailey and ‘The Little Mermaid’: “Imagine being so broken and pathetic…”

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey fans blast trolls as the actress delivered an exceptional performance as Ariel

The concept of race-swapping isn’t something new in Hollywood, as studios are moving towards actors who are more suited to the role acting-wise. And their decision to cast Halle Bailey seems to be a big success, as the actress embodied the essence of the iconic character and delivered an exceptional performance in the role.

Following the rave reviews and high ratings, fans of the actress have now blasted the trolls on Twitter, who initially criticized her casting in the role even before its release.

Also read: The Little Mermaid Star Halle Bailey Blasts Two-Faced Trolls For Diluting Genuine Criticism of the Movie With Racism: “I know people are like, ‘It’s not about race’”

Halle Bailey as Ariel
Halle Bailey as Ariel

But despite the rave reviews regarding Bailey’s performance as Ariel, the movie hasn’t been immune to legit criticisms, as some have complained about the pacing of the film being a little too slow. However, considering that Disney’s track record in term of live-action adaptations haven’t been the greatest in recent times, The Little Mermaid definitely seems like a step in the right direction.

The Little Mermaid is currently running in theatres.

Source: Twitter

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 800 articles.