DDG and Halle Bailey‘s lovely relationship has been deemed ‘couple objectives’ throughout social media, and the rapper lately defended his girlfriend amid the backlash she’s acquired about enjoying Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid.’
Whereas catching up with Bootleg Kev, DDG defended Halle, and defined that persons are attacking ‘Ariel’ the character versus Halley Bailey the individual. He additionally stated that the singer and actress isn’t letting the negativity get to her.
She be laughing it off. They be going slightly too exhausting. However I really feel just like the persons are extra attacking the character moderately than her personally. You recognize what I’m saying? I really feel like she’s caught within the crossfire as a result of she’s enjoying the character.”
Trigger it’s not possible to be imply to Halle. She’s too candy and he or she’s actually like that in individual. So if folks really took the time to appreciate whose really enjoying The Little Mermaid moderately than simply going up as a result of she’s black, they might understand they’re trippin’.”
The dialog rapidly shifted to race relations and the realities of how Black persons are considered in America practically 200 years after slavery was abolished. DDG was seemingly greatly surprised by the severity of the feedback geared toward Halle, and even joked about Martin Luther King’s function in gaining freedom for folks of shade.
Yeah I didn’t know folks had been this racist. I didn’t know. I believed this sh*t was gone already. Like, I believed Martin Luther King canceled this sh*t out.”
Regardless of the unfavorable reactions, kids throughout TikTok confirmed pleasure and pleasure seeing their reflection in Halle as ‘Ariel.’
@nickyknackpaddywack Mayas response to #thelittlemermaid trailer. #representationmatters #representationinthemediamatters #blackgirls ♬ authentic sound – Nicky
@thedfwdad By no means thought a film trailer may make me cry however then I noticed @halle and knew how it will make my youngsters really feel. Thanks @disney for making my youngsters really feel seen. Can’t wait to be at Disney World in 12 days! #disney #interacialadoption #representationmatters #littlemermaid #thelittlemermaidtrailer #partofyourworld #blackgirlmagic #girldad #d23 #disneyadult ♬ The Little Mermaid (Marimba Remix) – Harry Goes Increase!