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    People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    I just don't understand the logic and rationality of everybody get butthurt over a black mermaid. I don't have any problems having a black mermaid and I'm black myself. Like really? There's black mermaids in the TV Show Siren and no one didn't complain about that. But when it come to Disney. *facepalm* This whole complaining and whining is very ridiculous.

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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I just don't understand the logic and rationality of everybody get butthurt over a black mermaid. I don't have any problems having a black mermaid and I'm black myself. Like really? There's black mermaids in the TV Show Siren and no one didn't complain about that. But when it come to Disney. *facepalm* This whole complaining and whining is very ridiculous.
    People are frequently dense. There was also a lot of bitching about Heimdall in Thor being black and Idris Elba did a marvelous job as Heimdall.
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    People are frequently dense. There was also a lot of bitching about Heimdall in Thor being black and Idris Elba did a marvelous job as Heimdall.
    I didn't know about that. He did a very good job as Heimdall.

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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    ...Idris Elba did a marvelous job as Heimdall.
    Idris Elba could do a marvelous job of portraying a dust bunny as far as I'm concerned!
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorbjorn View Post
    Idris Elba could do a marvelous job of portraying a dust bunny as far as I'm concerned!
    *Agrees*

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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    I feel like I'm missing something here. what black mermaid where, and why the * would that be a problem?
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by iris View Post
    I feel like I'm missing something here. what black mermaid where, and why the * would that be a problem?
    Because people are ignorant and prejudice against black mermaids.

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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    NO people are against Ariel the Little Mermaid being black since she is based upon Nordic lore and a white character with red hair. People get pissed when other character's are white washed and have their ethnicity changed that is the point but going the other way to make character's diverse suddenly is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    People are frequently dense. There was also a lot of bitching about Heimdall in Thor being black and Idris Elba did a marvelous job as Heimdall.
    Personally I think Heimdall could be changed because he was not a central character to the storyline. So there was some give in the story and ability to change the ethnicity of his character without drastically changing his character's presence in the story. With the Little Mermaid changing her ethnicity changes the whole complexity of the story and her place within it as well as the whole structure of the backstory as a cultural influence.
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    NO people are against Ariel the Little Mermaid being black since she is based upon Nordic lore and a white character with red hair. People get pissed when other character's are white washed and have their ethnicity changed that is the point but going the other way to make character's diverse suddenly is ok.
    I really don't see any problem with a black mermaid. If Disney want a black mermaid, they should do it.

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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I really don't see any problem with a black mermaid. If Disney want a black mermaid, they should do it.
    Realistically by that logic then The Princess and the Frog which is all based upon African characters and story telling should be changed to Caucasian character's because the African influence and importance of that heritage doesn't matter either. That and the strong female character of Tiana should be about a White woman and not an African woman after all why should it matter don't need original strong African Character's.
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