Twitter Bans Weirdo Who Shared Racist Video Changing Halle Bailey's Ariel From Black to White

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2022
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Twitter banned a user who shared a modified, racist clip from Disney’s new live action The Little Mermaid Wednesday. The tweaked video turned the skin of singer and actress Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel, from Black to white.

The clip, which was shared earlier this week by user @vandalibm, led to widespread outrage on Twitter, where it quickly started spreading like wildfire. Tweeters were not only flabbergasted that someone had whitewashed Bailey and changed her features, including cartoonishly reddening her hair, but also pointed out the irony that whoever created the clip made no...

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