Ever since the singer Halle Baileys casting in Disneys most recent live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid was revealed, criticism has surrounded the film. Disneys mediocre remakes are frequently criticized by nostalgic fans, but this time, the backlash is blatantly racist, with all of the anger directed at the choice to hire a non-white actress as the lead mermaid.
The Movies Trailer Has Received 1.5 Million Dislikes from Irate fans.
Even though YouTube removed the dislike counter, the data are still accessible with an extension. The movies trailer has received 1.5 million dislikes from irate fans.
The purity of the original Danish tale, which Disneys first animated adaption sanitized almost beyond recognition, has sparked an explosion of ludicrous talking points in comment sections.
Although toxic fandom has been a problem for some time, one has to question how we got to this point. How did it come to be that a movie intended for 8-year-old girls had thousands of older males in a rage? Why pick Disneys drab, lifeless remakes as the front lines in this cultural conflict?
There Are Many Things to Dislike About Nostalgia Culture
There are many things to dislike about nostalgia culture, but from Disneys standpoint, it makes sense to revisit their golden years because, excluding a few duds, the majority of their live-action remakes have made enormous sums of money at the box office.
Regardless of the fact that these movies lack the lively energy, color, and expressiveness of their animated predecessors, people would gladly bring their children to watch them in theaters in an effort to recapture some of that wonder of childhood.
“Well the original little mermai-“
The original The Little Mermaid is a queer man’s self-insertion character, longing to be able to be in a relationship with another man, and at the end the mermaid dies.
You don’t care about the original, mate.
Nome (@NomeDaBarbarian) September 12, 2022
Like when it produced all of those direct-to-video sequels in the 1990s, Disney is once again milking its fattest cows. The business is making billions while doing this, but it is also being drawn into some very heated cultural conflicts where very important issues are discussed alongside singing mermaids and wishing stars.
What Did Most People Believe of Us?
If you will, picture yourself as a young child searching the internet for information about your favorite Disney princess and finding adult writers posting bizarre manifestos about how melanin cannot develop underwater. What did most people believe of us? When 90s children saw The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata and The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, the worst they had to deal with was a shoddy animation rather than a frenzy of furious dialogue about race and gender that recycled great replacement talking points.
Is this where the culture of nostalgia is leading us? Is digging up ancient intellectual property that was created with the intention of pleasing everyoneparents, kids, and Disney adultsexposing a hidden problem?
Exposing a Hidden Problem?
It is obvious that lonely and dissatisfied guys are falling victim to propaganda pipelines when they become triggered by the sight of a non-white actress portraying a mermaid in a childrens movie. These people need to log out and go outside immediately.
Thankfully, toxic manchildren havent been able to take over the conversation entirely. Parents are striking back in reaction to the barrage of criticism by releasing videos of their kids reacting positively to seeing a Disney princess that like them.
I dont understand why grown guys would disagree; after all, this movie was created for kids, not resentful adults.