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Racists Are Butthurt After Japanese-American is Cast as ‘The Little Mermaid’

Diana Huey found herself in the middle of a controversy she didn’t anticipate when she was cast as the lead in a national touring production of “The Little Mermaid”.

Huey, a Japanese-American actress, beat out 50 other potential mermaids for the lead role of Disney’s beloved classic, “The Little Mermaid”. “She was a good actress, she was the right age, she sings it like nobody else,” said director Glenn Casale. “We probably saw 50 Ariels, and Diana really sang it the best.”