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Old 07-10-2019, 06:51 PM
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Follow-up: If the live-action version had changed the shade of Ariel's red hair from, say, cartoon Ariel scarlet to some human redhead shade, that would be an objectively bigger visual shift than changing Ariel's peachy-beige skin to Halle Bailey's peachy-bronze. But subjectively, nobody would even register it as a significant change.

It really is all about our ingrained notions of racial categories being fundamentally, hugely important differences between people. But mermaids (as far as we know) don't have racial categories. They just have skin. And scales.