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Asian American Ariel Defends Halle Bailey as ‘Little Mermaid’ from Haters

Little Mermaid

While facing a controversy of racist trolls over her casting as Ariel in Disney’s remake of “The Little Mermaid,” Halle Bailey has also received an outpour of support, including encouragement from the first actress of color who played the same character.

Diana Huey, a Japanese American, is the first woman of color to play Ariel on stage in the 2017 Broadway adaption.