Original Ariel Jodi Benson Approves of Halle Bailey's 'The Little Mermaid' Casting | Billboard News

July 10th, 2019


Following Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of 'The Little Mermaid,' a number of racist comments flooded the Internet, angry over the decision to have a black actress play the red-headed mermaid princess.