When we talk about purism, it’s an understatement. Since it is obviously racism that does not assume its name. Last weekend, Disney released the first teaser of the highly anticipated live action of the famous cartoon, The Little Mermaid. We see Halle Bailey in red locks and fishtail. She swims in the ocean, logical. Unfortunately, we don’t see Flounder. Then, she arrives in her secret cave. If you have a good memory or good cinematic taste, you know this is where Ariel stores all her little human items. At the end of the video, she sits on her rock and sings the iconic “Leaving there”. Nothing could be more normal for a film version of a cartoon that everyone knows. But then why this trailer and everything that revolves around this adaptation is causing so much ink to flow? Well, fasten your seatbelts: it’s because the actress who plays Ariel is a black woman. And for aquatic creature experts and staunch defenders of the original versions — who only wake up when an actor is non-white — forgetting that this is a fictional character, it’s completely unthinkable that the little mermaid be a black woman. Why? None of their arguments really convinced us, but judge for yourself: “I love everyone but,… There is no sun under the ocean. How could mermaids be black? And frankly, why sabotage our sweet childhood memories and call us racists? It’s too cruel. There’s a million ways to diversify movies without doing that.” “And here we go again: people are using the race map. I’m all for live action when it’s not modified for the woke generation! The original book describes Ariel as pale-skinned. The real reason is that we don’t want to hear them destroy the songs of our childhoods. “I understand that Disney is trying to be inclusive and represent a minority by changing the ethnicity of The Little Mermaid. But people with white skin, red hair and blue eyes are one of the smallest minorities. 0.7% of the world’s population have these attributes and they deserve to be represented too.” The director made it clear that he chose Halle Bailey because her talent captivated him and not for her skin color. But for many, it is the work of wokism and right-thinking who want to impose minorities on us everywhere. And even if it did, would it be that bad? Seeing the reactions of these little black girls in front of the trailer for The Little Mermaid, we say no!