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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

    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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    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,l, why should it matter don't need original strong African Character's.
    I can't believe what I'm hearing. So you're saying that Disney only use Caucasian characters in their movies and TV shows but not diversitying other races because they think that is not good for their business. That's is very narrow-minded and prejudicial statement you made Monsno and I'm very disappointed and offended about that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I can't believe what I'm hearing. So you're saying that Disney only use Caucasian characters in their movies and TV shows but not diversitying other races because they think that is not good for their business. That's is very narrow-minded and prejudicial statement you made Monsno and I'm very disappointed and offended about that.
    Narrow minded not hardly. I'm not the one calling for taking a character that comes from a Nordic heritage has 3 movies with a white character with red hair and saying "Oh let make her black now to be diversified" just because. But hey, every little girl out there, black, white, yellow, red what ever color will know that Ariel has always been white with red hair but suddenly is now black and think this is supposed to be diversity just because it goes against every cartoon they've ever seen, every toy they've ever owned, every special they've ever seen, every sing-a-long they've ever sang-a-long with.

    Bull crap read what I wrote and think about the crap your pushing in regards to black washing things in the name of diversity versus all the crap that goes down in the name of white washing all those roles. You don't need to black wash existing roles their are enough tales, stories and fables out there to make new ones and introduce new ones.

    Black washing pre-existing roles only serves to show they are to lazy to do it and expect basically blacks to be to stupid to see it as anything but that. But congratulations if you support and buy it, then they don't have to try real hard to sell it or actually show you have a higher heritage to call upon. Just black wash some other White European heritage. But hell that's what Native American's and Asian's have been fighting trying to get their heritage's back and actually show their heritages in movies and cartoon's that why so much hell was raised about Moana actually being Asian Pacific in how she was displayed and not simply white washed.

    But yeah,, go for Ariel being black washed no one will ever know the difference will they there never were any mermaids in typical African Lore.
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