Can a mermaid be black? What do you think? Racists on the internet are attacking The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey, saying mermaids cannot be black.
Racists all over the internet are trying very hard to justify why Ariel should be white and not black. It was recently announced that Halle Bailey, who is an African-American descent, would be playing the role of Ariel in the upcoming movie. Many have put an argument that the mermaid must stay authentic–white with red hair. Really? To start with, there is no real mermaid to prove that. Authentic? We have had many mermaid movies with non-red hair. Doesn’t it sound familiar? Racists in the past have also argued against Barbie being black.
Science of Mermaids
Well, when they were proven wrong, they turned to Science. In their opinion, mermaid lives under the water and have less melanin, which means their skin will be white.
Yemaya A Non-White Mermaid
Mermaids not exclusive to European mythology alone. Yemaya is the goddess of the Oceans and a Yoruba deity. She is the mother of all living beings. She is not white for sure.
So, people with the opinion that mermaids can only be white are purely racists. In today’s word, where we accept black women on runways, what’s the problem with a mermaid being black? Everything has a variety, mermaids too can have, and we must accept that.