Disney just announced 19-yr-old Halle Bailey will star in its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid and it sparked a Twitter furor.
Mike Knowles of the Daily Wire asks if anyone knew or cared that Disney had cast a black Ariel until the left ginned up some fake hysteria about the decision.
Some of the hysterical response to this non-issue included tweets like:
@carljtweets wrote: ‘A black Ariel….nice bit of positive discrimination….let’s also make Ursula thin and the Prince gay to tick some more boxes…..world has gone bat s***…shes an iconic character…white with red hair!’
@Katojana added: ‘Hmm. Could this be classified as blackwashing? Halle is an amazing actress, but the whole Ariel mythology (book, movies, lore) is European-based. This looks more like tokenism to me.’
Watch the video to learn from Knowles how such negative reactions show the utter hypocrisy of the left. Knowles gives some great examples of the disconnect between cries of “cultural appropriation” if one who isn’t a Mexican wears a sombrero for Cinco De Mayo and the left’s praise for a back Danish Ariel.
You’ll also see why Mike Knowles believes the left loves “racial consciousness” for every single racial group but condemns Europeans for having the same thing.
Why does the leadership of the Democratic Party encourage such controversy? Could it have, asks Knowles, something to do with votes? Watch the video to see Knowles brilliant take on the issue.