Disney to cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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Disney to cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid
Disney to cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney announced to cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid live reboot.

Halle Bailey and her sister Chloe form a R&B duo called ‘ Chloe x Halle‘, and twitted “dream come true.” accompanied by an image of the mermaid Ariel which seems to be edited to look like Halle Bailey.

The sisters also have their very own Youtube channel named “Chloe X Halle” which they been posting theirs songs. Their Youtube chanel has over a million subscribers.

Some social media users have also accidentally mix up Halle Bailey for Halle Berry due to the similarly of their names.

“In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE.” tweeted Halle Berry. “Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do!”

“this means the world. happy to share names with you 😭😭 love you lots” Chloe X Halle wrote replying to Halle Berry’s tweet.

However some The Little Mermaid fans were not pleased with Disney’s decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel sparking an online debate.

Social media hashtag #NotMyAriel has appeared, which some users voiced their opinions that Halle Bailey didn’t have the same appearance as the 1989 animated Ariel, which has red hair, white skin and blue eyes.

Whichever the case we at Kupocity do hope this will not affect Disney or Halle Bailey morale and continue with their plans to make the live adaptation of the film a great success!

Youtube Screen capture - Ariel appearance in The Little Mermaid 1989
Youtube Screen capture – Ariel appearance in The Little Mermaid 1989

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