The Little Mermaid is Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of its animated movies and has already made over $118 million at the box office over the long weekend. However, British singer Paloma Faith is not impressed by the movie.
Taking to her Instagram, the 41-year-old Lullaby singer slammed the film and said she took her daughter to watch the movie over the Memorial Day weekend and found it ‘extremely problematic.’
“Just seen the new little mermaid with my kids and while I think Halle gives a good performance and it’s great casting, as a mother of girls I don’t want my kids to think it’s ok to give up your entire voice and your powers to love a man,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
“Wtf is this s–t? Not what I want to be teaching next gen women at all,” Faith added.
However, her review was met with fierce backlash as many people took to Twitter and bashed Faith for her criticizing remarks on the movie.
“That comment paloma faith has made about the little mermaid has done my head in. You just agreed to perform at the coronation, then want to drag a fictional movie for “teaching girls to give up their voices for a man?” Not to mention the point of the film: reclaiming your voice,” one wrote.
“Has she not seen the original? Why would you take your child to a movie without knowing the description esp when the movie was a previously cartoon… it feels like her issue is something else,” a second said.
“It could be that she is looking for ways to discredit the film without bringing up race but race is probably one of her main issues. She just doesn’t want to admit it,” a third added.
“So basically the original film is a chop also then?! Cause that’s exactly what happens also! Didn’t hear this crap about the first so…what’s the tea?! Pretty sure your child isn’t thinking that at all babes,” a fourth commented.
“it’s even funnier because the animated version is the one where it’s all about a boy, while the live action is much more than a boy,” added another.
“She didn’t know the plot of the movie before she showed up?” someone asked.
“I watched The Little Mermaid and other Disney princess movies a thousand times when I was a kid. I never felt like giving up anything for a man. Neither did all my friends from back then. Little girls are not the stupid thing y’all think they are,” wrote another.
“Did she wait since 1989 to make that statement, or waited until the film had a Black lead and thought it needed bad press?” said someone else.
Some furious fans even dig up an old tweet of the singer where she wrote, “when i grow up i want to be the little mermaid,” and accused her for being racist.
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