It’s 2019 and bigoted white people, are coming out from their caves to defend the accuracy of ‘The Little Mermaid’.
First, let me just say this just proves how accepting Facebook is of hate groups such as this. The response to diversity tells us much about how online discourse now functions, but Facebook is a different beast. I could so much as post something nowhere near as vile, nowhere near as hateful as this and get banned for 7 days to a month, minimum. I called an incel for what he was and got banned for 3, but for some reason, hate groups like this flourish. I don’t get it. It’s not just this one, but this caught my eye because of the obvious, glaring, blatant racism.
Since when is blatant racism a tenant of Christianity, you ask? Since forever. The more I see shit like this coming from Christians, the more it’s proven that they’re using religion as an excuse to be bigoted and hateful towards people. They’re not Christian at all, they’re cowards. Some would ask, “why are you giving them attention? You’re giving them what they want!” Okay? So? I’m supposed to speak up! To be quiet and to ignore it is to be complacent.
I don’t get it. I don’t think I ever will. So much hatred over a fictional character’s ‘race’. White people are so used to being the lead protagonist in everything; they’re so used to being represented in all aspects of visual media, anything outside of the norm causes so much outrage, so many tantrums. They’re so fickle. They are the first ones telling people to get over race when they are clearly the ones that should heed their own advice.
They’re so mad and outraged at a character that’s not even real. Those kids in deplorable conditions living in cages are real. Where’s the outrage for that? Why is it that y’all “don’t see race” until diversity comes along and “ruin” your childhood? It’s amazing how some of you racists tried to apply “Science” as to why Ariel could never be black because how deep they are underwater that sun wouldn’t reach, therefore, no melanin. Another one stated that they would be albino because of lack of sunlight.
They can’t even science right because lack of sunlight doesn’t cause albinism. There’s a singing crab and talking fish and they’re trying to apply science? Just say you’re racist and stop talking. While we’re at it, in case you didn’t know, water amplifies sunlight. Not only that, they live in very cold water, they would have very dark skin and a thick layer of blubber (fat) like other sea-dwelling mammals. If you also haven’t noticed or bothered to pick up a book, deep water fish tend to be dark colored. Melanin is what HUMANS need to regulate their vitamin D intake and to reduce sun damage. All fish get their vitamin D from their food sources. The only thing the sun would do is damage. You can stop trying to hide behind science to use as a guise to mask your racism.
Not only are they naive to their own religious texts, but they’re also ignorant of education, which isn’t surprising in the slightest.
“The fact that #NotMyAriel and #Colored were trending should tell you everything that you need to know about this country. The same people that are saying #NotMyAriel were raised by the very same people who said, ‘Not my drinking fountain’, ‘Not my school’, and ‘Not my neighborhood’. They were also the same people hanging nooses, and crude depictions of Obama from trees chanting ‘Not my president’ when Obama was in office.”
They’re one and the same. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
We made Cinderella black, we can make Ariel black. Not a single fuck will be given. Go ahead and ‘drop Disney’, they already have your money. Are you going to drop Jesus, too? He’s not white either, if he actually existed, that is. Imagine being an adult and angry over the casting of a fucking fictional fish.
There was also a deaf Latina mermaid in the Little Mermaid television show. Yes, it’s canon, her name is Gabriela and she had an interpreter, he was an octopus named Ollie. Y’all need to stop and realize that you’re not arguing about the race of Ariel for ‘Mermaid science’ reasons, but for racist reasons. Sea urchins, eels and numerous underwater species that have dark or colored skin is a myth, but white mermaids are real. Get bent, seriously.
‘Mermaid science’ isn’t a thing, but if this is the hill you religious, racist bigots want to die on, be my guest, but you should probably sit down and think about your life choices. Put down the bible and pick up a science book. She’s a fish with mammaries and you’re worried about the scientific accuracy of the skin tone of those mammaries. What a hill to die on.