Halle Berry is responding to the angry Twitter user who mistook her for the new Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Halle Berry has responded to an irate Twitter user who mistook her for Halle Bailey, the star directing the upcoming live-action remake of The little mermaid.

Since Bailey was announced as the lead in 2019, there has been a multitude of negative reactions to the concept of a black actor portraying the fictional character.

In a recent Twitter exchange, a user named Suicide Sportif – whose account has since gone private – shared two screenshots.

One contained the metrics of the new Disney film’s teaser trailer, which showed over 2 million views and more than three times as many dislikes to likes, while the other was an excerpt from the Disney fandom website listing Ariel as “the youngest.” of King Triton’s seven daughters”. .

Alongside the photos, they wrote: “Halle Berry is almost 60 and plays the role of a 16-year-old girl. That’s what happens when you upset a fandom.”

In response to the negative comment, Berry responded with a simple meme from the 2007 reality series magic school, shows Oscar winner Mo’Nique seated next to two other women, all looking annoyed and confused.

However, the user wasn’t the only one who confused the two actors.

Twitter screenshot of Halle Berry

(Halleberry/Twitter screenshot)

“I can’t wait to see you under the sea!” another comment addressed to the cat woman star read, and Berry wrote back: “Wrong hall lol. But I can’t wait to see them either!”

After the trailer was released, parents posted touching videos of their black and non-white daughters reacting to the new princess.

The trailer also inspired praise from the film’s adult fans for Bailey’s singing.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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