- Feb 6, 2002
The trailer set a record with over 1 million dislikes. Since this isn't the first live action adaptation I wonder why, myself.For the company, revisiting classic storylines in this format is nothing new. "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson transformed into Belle in 2017's "Beauty and the Beast," while Tom Hanks took on Geppetto for the newly-released "Pinocchio." But neither update caused an uproar among quite like "The Little Mermaid." Wonder why
The Little Mermaid Trailer Just Reached An Unfortunate Milestone (msn.com)
Both sides, right??Though YouTube has disabled the ability for the average user to see the number of dislikes on a video, certain extensions make this number visible again. YouTuber Ryan Kinel, who has access to this function, announced that the trailer for "The Little Mermaid" hit 1 million dislikes ... and the number is only increasing. Regarding video likes, this number sits at approximately 625,000.
The comment section is flooded with racist remarks from those who feel Ariel should be played by a white actress.