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Old 07-11-2019, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sauron View Post

As I've said repeatedly, I'm not discussing skin color per se. I'm discussing the characterization of Ariel as she's been portrayed for 30 years.

Would you be offended if Disney employs CGI to make Halle Bailey look like the accepted version of Ariel? They made Will Smith blue to be the Genie in Aladdin, and he's a far more established star than Halle Bailey.

I have no issue with Halle Bailey as an actress. I'm sure she's fantastic at her craft.
I don't really care about these choices by Disney -- I'm trying to highlight how cultural and societal emphasis on the importance of race and skin color is unnecessary and even harmful, and we should deliberately and purposefully be trying to fight against it.