“The Little Mermaid”: the reactions of these black girls prove the importance of representation (video)

Moments that have gone viral have not failed to touch the interpreter of the character of the Disney universe.

“I’m really amazed”

“People have been sending me these reactions all weekend and I’m absolutely amazed,” Halle Bailey shared, sharing a montage of several of these adorable clips. “Seeing the reactions of these little babies makes me so emotional. It means a lot to me. Thank you for your unwavering support.”

This summer, the actress delivered to Variety precisely how she had held up against the criticism surrounding her casting. Notably, thanks to the encouraging words of her “united family”, and what her on-screen presence as Ariel meant to her. “It was an inspiring and beautiful thing to hear their words of encouragement, telling me, ‘You don’t understand what this means for us, for our community, for all the little black and brown girls who are going to recognize themselves in you'”.

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