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

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    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

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    ...People who were teased and bullied for being redheaded as kids, who had an animated character to look up to and relate to and dream that red hair and pale skin is beautiful. ...
    Taking a detour off the rails for a moment... why do redheads/gingers get looked-down on? I think ginger men are absolutely stunning. Prince Harry is a hunk, I've done business with red-headed guys that made my toes curl. Red-headed women too... Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) from Star Trek TNG, for example, is gorgeous.

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    Mermaids are an imaginary creature. Ocean "mermaid" type creatures abound in most cultures with a sea or riverine connection. And still, they are an imaginary, made-up creature. Mermaid society is a made up phenomenon. The Little Mermaid is a story written by a dead guy about an imaginary creature that Disney turned into an animated musical that was very much a deviation from the original. To care about the skin color of an imaginary, made up creature in a made-up adaption of an adaption of a story is stupid. I don't see these people bitching that the whole thing isn't being produced in Danish. Then we can talk about "the original."

    Save the outrage for Mulan. They got rid of Mushu. He's the 2nd most important character in the dang movie--the catalyst for everything she goes on to do. That movie can do without the romance and still keep the plot...but it needs the dragon.
    Maybe this goes to show our inability, in too many cases, to separate real life from fantasy.
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    [QUOTE=Thorbjorn;244748]Taking a detour off the rails for a moment... why do redheads/gingers get looked-down on? I think ginger men are absolutely stunning. Prince Harry is a hunk, I've done business with red-headed guys that made my toes curl. Red-headed women too... Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) from Star Trek TNG, for example, is gorgeous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorbjorn View Post
    Taking a detour off the rails for a moment... why do redheads/gingers get looked-down on? I think ginger men are absolutely stunning. Prince Harry is a hunk, I've done business with red-headed guys that made my toes curl. Red-headed women too... Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) from Star Trek TNG, for example, is gorgeous.
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    So, do we know what hair color the new Ariel will have? I mean, people of color can have red hair too. Even naturally.
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorbjorn View Post
    Taking a detour off the rails for a moment... why do redheads/gingers get looked-down on? I think ginger men are absolutely stunning. Prince Harry is a hunk, I've done business with red-headed guys that made my toes curl. Red-headed women too... Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) from Star Trek TNG, for example, is gorgeous.
    My boyfriend is like half-ginger. He has dark blond hair and a ginger beard. I always call him The Daywalker after the South Park episode :P

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorbjorn View Post
    Taking a detour off the rails for a moment... why do redheads/gingers get looked-down on? I think ginger men are absolutely stunning. Prince Harry is a hunk, I've done business with red-headed guys that made my toes curl. Red-headed women too... Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) from Star Trek TNG, for example, is gorgeous.
    In Australia, it depends on what colour red you are. Ginger kids are teased really badly, and certainly were when I was a kid (not by me!), especially if they were also pale with freckles. Strawberry blonde and dark coppery reds don't cop it quite so badly. Age also matters... people seem to love red toddlers, but school age kids and young teens have a really hard time. Then as adults the natural redheads die their hair brown while some of us brunettes die it red! Personally I think there are some really stunning redheads, and it's a colour that ages very well as people mature. But I guess it's our experiences in our formative years that affect us the most sometimes.

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

    This was fun to read.

    I think a lot of the red head thing comes from South Park in modern culture (gingervitis), but before that, idk.

    I'm a bit disappointed that Ariel is black, but tbh I'm far more scared that they're gonna screw up live-action Lion King.

    and finally:
    Red heads get Merida (way more boss b*tch)
    Northerners get Elsa/Ana (not a great trade but it's there)
    Blacks get Tiana (omg qween)
    Maori/Polynesians get Moana (best. ever)
    Asians get Mulan (i'm shook about this Mushu relevation)
    Arabs get Jasmine (again not an amazing trade but something at least)
    Theres a few cultures they have missed, but they're get there. Too busy making money out of live action remakes and controversy!
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    Re: People Are Making A Big Deal Of A Black Mermaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    This was fun to read.

    I think a lot of the red head thing comes from South Park in modern culture (gingervitis), but before that, idk.

    I'm a bit disappointed that Ariel is black, but tbh I'm far more scared that they're gonna screw up live-action Lion King.

    and finally:
    Red heads get Merida (way more boss b*tch)
    Northerners get Elsa/Ana (not a great trade but it's there)
    Blacks get Tiana (omg qween)
    Maori/Polynesians get Moana (best. ever)
    Asians get Mulan (i'm shook about this Mushu relevation)
    Arabs get Jasmine (again not an amazing trade but something at least)
    Theres a few cultures they have missed, but they're get there. Too busy making money out of live action remakes and controversy!
    Plus Pochahontas. Then Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Rapunzel and I think Vanelope counts too. And the non-princesses, most of whom are not Caucasian (Esmerelda, Alice, Lilo, Kida, the curvy chick in El Dorado and then Jane). In balance a good half of the Disney female protagonists and most of the supporting females are not white. The boys on the other hand... now that's a disappointingly boring and superficial lineup.

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