Disney’s live-action reboot of “The Little Mermaid” is upsetting some fans because Halle Bailey will be playing the role of red-headed Ariel. The 1989 Disney movie is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story “The Little Mermaid.” The Denmark author described Ariel as having “clear and delicate as a rose petal” skin with “eyes as blue as the deepest sea.”

Many people are delighted with Disney’s choice to cast Halle Bailey, but others feel that it was a wrong choice to promote diversity, and perhaps cultural appropriation because of the story’s Danish origins.

In a statement, Director Rob Marshall said, “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role.”

Remember when little white girls who dressed as Disney’s Polynesian Moana for Halloween were accused of cultural appropriation?