“The child cried a lot”…Disney’s black mermaid princess


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The black mermaid movie that Disney has ambitiously prepared has been receiving harsh criticism from the first day of its domestic release. Parents who visited the cinema with their children regretted, saying, “The child was crying and making a fuss.”

The lead actress who appears in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid is Halle Bailey, but even at the time of casting, controversy arose with criticism that “did you cast a black woman in a live-action version of The Little Mermaid?”

When criticism of the live-action version of The Little Mermaid intensified, Disney refuted in 2019, saying, “Black Danes and blacks from Denmark can also have genetic red hair.” He explained the reason for casting him as a rare talent who has not only a voice but also a healthy mind, passion, innocence, and youth.

However, it is not controversial just because Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid featured a black woman as the main character. Critical reactions and concerns continued as the appearance, which was too different from the original version of The Little Mermaid, the atmosphere that did not match, and the harsh criticism of the movie plot overlapped.

Even at that time, Disney’s incomprehensible refutation and explanation of the reason for the casting rather set fire to firewood, and it became more controversial, and these concerns eventually became a reality.

On the 24th, the first day of its domestic release, the bulletin board for reviews and ratings of The Little Mermaid posted on Naver, a portal site, is full of negative reviews and 1 point (lowest score).

One writer said, “I’m sorry to those who watched it at the Bupyeong cinema. I went to see it with my children, but I didn’t know they would cry and make a fuss. I’m sorry,” and another writer said, “I watched the movie with my child, and the child cried a lot. I watched this movie with my child. Seeing them together makes me feel so guilty.”

Disney’s Little Mermaid live-action film (Photo = Disney)

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New Jeans Daniel who participated in the Korean dubbing of The Little Mermaid (Photo Credit=Disney Korea)

After seeing the reaction of these children, the so-called ‘fishing’ analysis continues, because when promoting the movie in Korea, it was not the lead actress Halle Bailey, but New Jeans’ Daniel.

Regarding this, the dominant opinion is, “Isn’t the children who went to the cinema after watching the New Jeans Daniel video completely hooked?”

If you look at the ratings and reviews, it’s simply the appearance of the lead actress, Halle Bailey, that’s the only problem.

The audience also criticized the CG used in this movie as being very awkward, and that it had become a completely B-grade movie due to the banquet of improbability and wild set-up that continued from the middle of the movie.

Some criticized it, saying, “It’s just a poorly made movie, so you’re trying to sacrifice the lead actor to an honorable death.”

On the other hand, netizens who saw the ratings and reviews of Disney’s Little Mermaid, who were confused on the first day of release, said, “I have no conscience. I want to do a PC and the movie is going to fail, so why not use Daniel as a cover model?” It is known that they are showing reactions such as “Is it okay to report it?” “My daughter lost her temper” and “He destroyed her innocence.”

Reporter Seonwoo Yunho [email protected]

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