“She’s brown like me!” Kids react to Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid

A brief overview has appeared on the Internet Holly Bailey the image of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and she is already winning the hearts of little brown babies everywhere.

A trailer for the live-action version of their classic Disney animated fairy tale went online on Friday. The minute-long 23-second teaser shows Holly underwater with her iconic long locks that appear to be dyed red to match the role. In the video, Holly sings the holiday track from the original animated movie The Little Mermaid, “Part Of You World”.

Galle is so magical in her portrayal of Ariel; the young girls watched the trailer on TikTok in awe.

Black girls are raving about Halle Bailey as Ariel on TikTok

The trend of parents filming their kids blindly reacting to a Disney trailer is sweeping TikTok, showing just how awestruck kids are. One mother shared her daughter Maya, who was almost speechless after seeing Bailey as Ariel on her TV screen. Looking back at her mother, haltingly, Mei finally said, “She’s as dark as me, I’m so glad to see this movie.”


Mayan reaction to #Mermaid trailer. #representationmatters #media representation #black girls

♬ original sound – Nicky

“Is she black? Hooray,” exclaimed another little girl in a video posted by TikTok user @thedfwdad. “I just want to watch it now.

In a video featuring three young girls, the father wrote:

I never thought a movie trailer could make me cry, but then I saw @halle and realized how it would make my kids feel.


I never thought a movie trailer could make me cry, but then I saw @halle and realized how it would make my kids feel. Thank you @disney for making my kids feel noticed. Can’t wait to be at Disneyland in 12 days! #disney #interracial adoption #representationmatters #Mermaid #little mermaidtrailer #part of your world #blackgirlmagic #girl #d23 #disneyadult

♬ The Little Mermaid (Marimba Remix) – Boom Harry!

Another cute little girl looks up at Holly with tears in her eyes, as seen in the video posted by TikTok user @devyncoulson. “You cry?” the parent says to the girl. She sheepishly replied, “No.”


#blind reaction #Mermaid #cute girl #cry #fip #foryoupage #childsofttok #I can not wait

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So cute! AT Interview per DiversityIn a 2022 issue of Young Hollywood Power, Bailey spoke about her address of racist criticism of her choice of social media trolls. Bailey recalled that her grandparents were supportive at the time, which reminded her of who she was doing it for.

“It was uplifting and wonderful to hear their words of encouragement telling me, ‘You don’t understand what this is doing for us, for our community, for all the little black and brown girls who will see themselves in you,’ Bailey said.

The Disney remake of The Little Mermaid will hit theaters on May 26, 2023.

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