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    Autumn Peirson

    I think as long as she can sing well, she will be okay.However, she is an R&B singer, so I’m not sure if that’s the right genre of music for Ariel.And I hope they some how find a way to use ariel’s red hair.

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    Eddy Chang

    See Will Smith, now Halle Bailey, Disney cartoon characters will replace white females actors soon.

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    It has nothing to do with racism when one prefers continuity of Disney characters. I do not want Tatiana to be white, either. I believe Halle will do a beautiful job, and do not(personally) have a real issue with it. I do understand preferring the live characters remain as near the animated versions as possible, though.

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    Katrina Mountain

    I think Halle Bailey will make a GREAT Ariel! I have seen negative comments about the casting, but I totally disagree with the negativity. I remember when I was a child in the 1960’s, one of my favorite fairy tales was annually televised – the musical version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”. In 1997, when “Cinderella” was redone with an interracial cast, with Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother, I thought the production was delightful. I am looking forward to seeing Halle Bailey as Ariel.

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