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Halle Bailey is an actress, known for her roles in the film, Last Holiday (2006), and the Freeform television series, Grown-ish (2018). For Disney, she wrote the song " Warrior ", for the 2018 film A Wrinkle in Time, which she performed with her sister, Chloe. She plays Ariel in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

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  • Due to an African American playing an originally white character, Bailey has gotten controversy over time, with " I Hate Black Ariel " groups popping over Facebook, the hashtag "#NotMyAriel" popping over Twitter, petitions to cancel the production (all have since been removed on Change.org) and comparisons to similar incidents like " Black Annie ", " Female Ghostbusters " and " Han Shot First ".
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