Reboot Ariel is black!!

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  1. Diacanu

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  2. Diacanu

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    @Shirogayne, well, at least the next generation of little black girls will be able to wear the goddamned Little Mermaid costume.
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    Funny you mention that:

    When I was in first grade, I dressed up as a mermaid and being the perfectionist I am I remember being upset at the pink skin not matching my brown arms. It's the first I can remember being different from white kids.

    My mom did help me get around this by putting a pink sweater underneath it (after all, it was October still) and that soothed six year old me. Now that I'm older, I'm glad there are more costume options for kids who aren't white and they don't have to do what I did to get a costume that blends.

    .....all that said, I'm curious how Disney will pull off underwater movement with live actors. This might be the one live action I'll spring for in theaters.
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    Oh look, the clowns have arrived already!
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    Maybe talk to James Cameron?
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    So long as she can do the underwater blowing hair up thing she fits.
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    Oh, I thought the title was “Robot Ariel is Back” and I was confused.
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    I would watch that.
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    For one glorious moment I thought we had a Thundarr the Barbarian movie. :(
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    Fun fact: The guy who played the Colonel in Boogie Nights was the voice of Thundarr. You'll never be able to watch either of them the same way again, once you know that.
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    One thing I love about American anime conventions is there is no attempt to change skin color by black cosplayers. It looks awesome, and I hope that the Japanese start putting more black people into their stories. If you can put in European characters as is often done you can certainly throw some more black people in there. I do like the cultural appropriation of the black samurai.

    There are problems with pushing white women as the ideals of beauty, and it is just not right. Black people are beautiful and their skin and hair are awesome. I have problems with the whole beauty industry. One of the reasons I am trying to get into it is to change ideas and encourage people to be more natural. One guy I was with showed me that instead of surgically faltering myself to try and get closer to a form that has no function I could embrace my penis in a feminine way and make it pretty. It had an interesting psychological effect of putting me more in the place of being a woman dealing with having a penis rather than trying to chase down something that is not good enough for me. Personally I would want to have a functioning female reproductive system to know those feelings and such and that just is not possible yet.

    Anyway, I am off on a tangent, I am happy to see black being beautiful and it is.
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    "Fringe elements make fringe comments on social media. Centrists and members of opposite side fringe horrified. News at 11:00"

    The day I worry about the dumb comments from five or six Twitter trolls is never.

    Now, in the real world, literally no one has an issue with the new Ariel being black. No one.
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  15. Diacanu

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    This 20 page black Mary Jane thread says otherwise, champ.
    :itsokay:

    https://wordforge.net/index.php?thr...ith-white-actors-for-film-adaptations.110539/
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    :rofl: You think Wordforge is a representative sample of the real world! :rofl:
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  17. Diacanu

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    Captain Conspiracy is going to be heartbroken to find out you don't think he's real.
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    I can’t help thinking that a “real” mermaid would likely have skin like a dolphin. :unsure:
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    Isn't Ariel's father basically Poseidon? Shouldn't Ariel look at least kind of Greek? :unsure:

    Okay, I looked it up. In Greek mythology, Triton is the son of Poseidon. And on Once Upon A Time, he's played by Ernie Hudson.

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    They've been making mermaids black this whole time, while no one was paying attention. :async:
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    I’ve seen two crybaby posts about redhead erasure and “think of the Danes!” for every 5 posts applauding the decision, so no, it’s not a random minority. Every single time a “white” role is given to a black actor, I see this crap. Doesn’t matter what the role is.
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    When I first saw this story, i read it as "Haley Berry" and I'm like "so they're gonna do the whole Samuel Jackson thing then?"
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    If anything, you'd think the racists would be fapping to the idea of a black girl voluntarily giving up her voice for a good chunk of the movie - and, depending on who plays Eric, possibly for a chance of fucking a white dude too.
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  25. Diacanu

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    BTW, the original fairy tale the animated Disney flick is based on is pretty much a fucking horror movie.
    So, the dog whistle racists crying about "respect the original characters", well, sorry, the 90's one didn't do that in the first place.



    OMFG....I've got it!
    Jordan Peele's The Little Mermaid!
    I'd watch the shit out of that.
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    Took a class on European Myths and Fairy Tales.

    Ho’Lee Fuck. Pretty much every version of the stories Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast were fucking horrible. Like rape and grisly death of the female protagonist horrible. Most of the stories were intentionally horror stories to teach girls how not to get raped*.

    *Avoid men.
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    This is the He-Man from the upcoming MOTU live action film.

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    The Brothers Grimm sanitized fairy tales when they wrote them down, and they're still too gory for modern sensibilities. I wish I still had my mother's copy which was published in the late '20s. It had women being stuffed into a barrel which was filled with broken glass and rusty metal, then tossed into a raging river, or forced to dance on a hot stove while wearing metal shoes.
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    Yeah, that last one was the fate of the Snow White witch.
    :yes:
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