Disney Fans In Uproar Over Little Mermaid Casting

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Singer Halle Bailey has been cast in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” the first time the studio has cast a woman of color in the role of a traditionally white princess character for one of its new remakes.

Walt Disney Studios announced the casting decision Wednesday, to the delight of many fans on social media. Bailey, 19, and her sister Chloe, 21, make up the singing duo Chloe x Halle, who began their career covering songs on YouTube.

The sisters opened up for Beyonc√© in 2017 for part of her Formation World Tour and released their first studio album, “The Kids Are Alright,” last year.

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