The Little Mermaid (2023) - News, Compliments and Criticisms

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May 5, 2022
If Hollywood wants to promote diversity, it should focus on utilizing existing POC characters or creating new characters that authentically represent underrepresented communities, instead of racebending white characters with established fan bases. We have witnessed the backlash and box office failures when white actors were cast in roles originally written for Asian characters, such as Son Goku, Makoto Kusanagi, and the Asian college kids from 21. On the other hand, characters like Blade, Princess Tiana, and Black Panther have proven that original Black characters can be successful and resonate with audiences. It is crucial for Hollywood to prioritize the creation of diverse and compelling characters, rather than implementing forced diversity through racebending. By doing so, we can ensure authentic representation and engage a broader audience.
I am a Billy Eilish in a world of Ariana Grandes
Sep 13, 2022
The controversy surrounding The Little Mermaid's casting is unfortunate and highlights the need for progress in our society. Racism should have no place in the film industry or anywhere else. It's disappointing to see that some Chinese audiences are resistant to black actors. However, we should also recognize that there are many open-minded individuals who appreciate diversity. It's a complex issue that requires continuous effort and education to overcome.