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Netflix Removes LGBTQ Tag on ‘Dahmer’ After Viewers Criticism

Netflix has quietly removed Ryan Murphy’s Dahmer LGBTQ tag after it was criticized by viewers.

After the September 21 release of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the true crime series about convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Evan Peters), audiences criticized the chosen category it was tagged with,  referring to it as “gross” and “wrong,” according to the Los Angeles Times. 

A TikTok user ranted that although it is “technically true” considering that Dahmer was gay, “this is not the representation we’re looking for.” 

The series followed Dahmer’s murder and how he dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, many of them were people of color.

The series, and its retelling, which also stars Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, and Molly Ringwald, has been billed as one from the victim’s perspective, although some of the victim’s families disagree.

The sister of one of Dahmer’s victims, Rita Isbell, criticized the adaptation in an essay for Insiders published this week. The heartbreaking testimony of Isbell, given in court during Dahmer’s 1992 sentencing, was adapted into the show.

“I was never contacted about the show,” she said. “I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it.” 

She added, “They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.” 

After she watched parts of the series, she wrote, “it bothered me, especially when I saw myself – when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then.” 

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Dahmer Story Re-live Pain

She continued that it was not money for her but the children of the victims. 

“I’m not money hungry, and that’s what this show is about: Netflix trying to get paid. I could even understand it if they gave some of the money to the victims’ children. Not necessarily their families,” she said. 

“I mean, I’m old. I’m very, very comfortable. But the victims have children and grandchildren. If the show benefited them in some way, it wouldn’t feel so harsh and careless. It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy.” 

Lindsey’s cousin, Eric Perry, offered the same sentiment as Isbell, slamming the show on Twitter. 

“It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what?” he tweeted. “How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?” 

Perry added a follow-up tweet: “Like recreating my cousin having an emotional breakdown in court in the face of the man who tortured and murdered her brother is WILD.”

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Marilyn Monroe Movies You Might Want to Watch

Not many stars in Hollywood have been as thoroughly analyzed as Marilyn Monroe: her beauty, blonde hair and iconic red lipstick.

But it wasn’t just Marilyn Monroe’s physical concept that captivated audiences, her performance was also extraordinary. Long before she underwent formal training at her Actors Studio in New York, Monroe was a woman who exceeded expectations beyond her appearance.

She made “dumb blonde” a trope while revealing herself the opposite. While Monroe always resented the sex roles she had to take on and craved to be taken seriously, she starred in many movies in a short time.

Following the release of Blonde, here are eight of her best movies. Watch them and find out what made Monroe one of the most enduring Hollywood icons. 

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Marilyn Monroe Films

Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

This will be Monroe’s 19th film. Her early career consisted of stints in comedy or work in ungrateful supporting roles. However, Don’t Bother to Knock marked the first film that granted her a dramatic role – one that enabled Monroe to recount her childhood traumas and abuse. 

Niagara (1953)

Niagara is a thriller that Monroe surprisingly took – bagged her star status. This started her superstardom, codifying her sexpot image in feedback that parred her figure in tight clothing to Niagara Falls’s wonder.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 

Among the most iconic Marilyn Monroe version was in this film, donning a pink flamingo gown accessorized with jewels as she sings “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” The film’s script was created to align with Monroe and Jane Russell’s strengths in comedy and entertainment. Monroe even reportedly suggested the line, “I can be smart when it’s important, but most men don’t like it.” 

How to Marry a Millionaire

Monroe was joined by two other blondes in this film – Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable. They portray three models wanting to find rich husbands. 

Bus Stop (1956) 

Inspired by William Inge’s play of the same name, Bus Stop was the first film the icon made after a year of studying in Actors’ Studio in New York. Here, she portrays Cherie, a performer at a local bus-stop café with dreams of reaching Hollywood fame. 

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Hugh Jackman Comes Back from Wolverine Retirement for ‘Deadpool 3’ with Ryan Reynolds

We see a reunion of the greatest frenemies of the superhero universe.

Ryan Reynolds made a shocking revelation to Marvel fans on Tuesday – he just announced that Deadpool 3 will premiere on September 6, 2024. Moreover, Hugh Jackman is plunging into the film, returning from retirement to portray Wolverine – if you can remember, the adamantium-clawed mutant – in the sequel. 

Reynolds broke the news with Jackman in the background in a clip posted on social media.

“Hey, Hugh. You wanna play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asked Jackman. To which Jackman replied, “Yeah. Sure, Ryan.” (Alexa, play “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.)

“I want to take [a] minute to thank #StrangerThings for training me to keep my big mouth shut,” wrote Deadpool 3 filmmaker Shawn Levy on Twitter. “This news has been burning a hole in my lips for weeks now.” 

Reynolds first appeared as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2019, in which Jackman stars. The two have joked in previous correspondence and interviews about their involvement in the film and how it was quite a gag given the worldwide backlash from fans.

In 2017, Jackman retired as Wolverine with Logan after portraying the role numerous times throughout the X-Men franchise. However, hand it over to Reynolds and his fake conflict to bring him back into superhero clutches for another trip.

Jackman shared that he plans to retire from the role of Wolverine on EW in 2017. In a conversation with celebrity friend Jerry Seinfeld, he revealed that he will be leaving Seinfeld after years of history. As for how he decided to leave, the manga recommended that Jackman leave something for him.

“The moment he said it, I was like, ‘This is it,’” Jackman stated at the time. “I’m quite indecisive, but when I get that gut feeling, it’s kind of a relief to me. When I met my wife, I knew. With the kids, I knew. When I was talking to Jerry that day, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah.’” 

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Jackman Talks to Marvel Studios

But in July 2021, Jackman shared a cryptic picture of him with Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, which created a buzz among fans discussing whether he was just trolling, or they were meeting for Wolverine. 

Besides their friendship and fake conflict, the actors have a common link: Levy. 

Levy directed 2011’s Real Steel, which starred Jackman, and the two reunited for an interview with EW in 2021. Meanwhile, Levy also directed Free Guy and The Adam Project, which featured Reynolds. 

Perhaps they had a great time working together as they teamed up for a third go with Deadpool 3. Notably, Jackman starred in a voice cameo role in Free Guy. The three, obviously, are often communicating. 

“I’ve had to really search my soul on this one,” Reynolds sarcastically said in the clip he broke the news for Deadpool 3

“His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character find new depth, new motivation, new meaning. Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside and I… have nothing. Yeah… Just completely empty up here and terrifying. But we did have one idea.”

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Trevor Noah Talks The Daily Show Departure

Trevor Noah leaves The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as host.

After seven years as the host of the night show, Noah is now ready to move on and return to what he came in the industry for: standup comedy. 

Noah broke the news on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show. He started by recounting his seven-year journey as a host, which marks his 7th year this week. At the time, he guided the crowd through a few real unmatched moments: the Trump presidency, the pandemic, and the Mad About You reboot. 

“And then, I realized that after the seven years, my time is up,” Noah told the crowd – who were shocked. 

“But in the most beautiful way. Honestly. I’ve loved hosting the show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I have loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly s—ty on the worst days. 

“You know, we’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.” 

Noah was forced to live up to Jon Stewart after the former host left the show in 2015, having enhanced The Daily Show from a fake sketch show into a cultural landmark. At the time, Noah, a comedian possibly famous anywhere but the United States, accepted the challenge.

“I’m really grateful to a network who believed in this random nobody knew on this side of the world,” Noah stated. 

“I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I came in for a tour of what the previous show was, and then the next thing I know, I was handed the keys.” 

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Noah Loved Not Being at Home

But the challenge was sometimes very big, as he spent two of his seven years as a presenter speaking on a screen at home, which reminded him of his love for not always being home.

“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road,” Noah elaborated. 

“You know, standup was done, and when I got back out there again, I realized there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere, doing everything.” 

But do not fret, Noah assured the audience that he wouldn’t disappear so soon. 

“If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you,” he joked. He concluded his short message by expressing his gratitude to the audience: “We’ll still be here for the time being. But all I can say is, thank you very much.” 

Comedy Central said in a statement that there was no “timetable” for Noah’s exit. However, they’re “working on next steps.” 

“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years,” the statement said. 

“With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on the next steps. As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of The Daily Show as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”

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‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Crew Ends All Drama Rumors

The crew members of Don’t Worry Darling put an end to the voices on the drama between director Olivia Wilde and actress Florence Pugh on the set of the psychological thriller.

Reports that Wilde and Miss Flo had a “screaming match” on set, among other rumors reported by Vulture, are “complete false,” according to the crew members, including writer and producer Katie Silberman, showrunner Miri Yoon, costume designer Arianne Phillips, and director of photography Matthew Libatique. 

“As a crew, we’ve avoided addressing the absurd gossip surrounding the movie we’re so proud of, but feel the need to correct the anonymous ‘source’ quoted in a recent article,” Silberman and co. told PEOPLE. 

“Any allegations about unprofessional behavior on the set of Don’t Worry Darling are completely false.” 

Wilde, “an incredible leader and director who was present with and involved in every aspect of production,” per the crew, “ran this set with class and respect for everyone involved.” 

The statement added: “There was never a screaming match between our director and anyone, let alone a member of our cast.” 

“We are happy to put our names on this, as real people who worked on the film and who have witnessed and benefited from the collaborative and safe space Olivia creates as a director and leader,” the crew members said. “We’re also thrilled that the movie is in theaters this weekend.” 

The statement came after Vulture reported a “blowout argument” between Wilde and Pugh in January 2021, rooted in Pugh’s supposed frustration with Wilde’s “frequent, unexplained absences” from set.

The filmmaker and Harry Styles, who are romantically involved, would “just disappear,” a source who allegedly spent “significant  time on set” told the publication.

Prior to the film’s release last Friday, Wilde made a guest appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show on Wednesday and talked about the alleged drama on set, describing the situation as a “soap opera.”

Per Wilde, “I mean, am I envious of my male colleagues in the way that they seem to be able to live their lives without as much judgment? Yeah, I think about it. I’m like, ‘That must be nice to be that guy. Everybody’s just, like, applauding just every move he makes.” 

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Don’t Worry Darling Still Shone

But this ongoing drama did not stop Don’t Worry Darling from topping the box office this weekend. 

The film featuring Pugh and Styles launched this weekend and opened at No. 1 with $19.2 million in 4,113 theaters in North America, according to Comscore. Adding its international earnings of $10.8 million, the movie accumulated a global total of $30 million. 

Pugh stars in the movie as Alice, a housewife in the 1950s living with her husband Jack (Styles) in a community called Victory. 

Experiences with fellow housewife Margaret (Kiki Layne) slowly pierced through the secret veil, with Alice starting to worry that her husband’s fantastic company is hiding dark secrets. 

The thriller also features Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Wilde, Sydney Chandler, and Timothy Simons. Kroll – who plays Dean, Jack’s work colleague and neighbor and husband of Wilde’s character, Bunny – talked to EW about the environment on set, unveiling that a specific scene with Styles was out of the script. 

The two made a quick peck on the lips in the first scene of the film – a scene they also remade on the red carpet at the movie’s world premiere during the Venice Film Festival. 

“We just went for it,” Kroll stated. “I was not like, ‘Hey, in this next take, let’s kiss.’ It was spur of the moment. As it was, frankly, in Venice as well.” 

Kroll joked, “But I definitely think my stock went up with my nieces and nephews. And every teenage girl and boy around the world.”

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‘Big Sky’ Returns with Reba McEntire and Jensen Ackles in the Third Season

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Big Sky returns. This time with Reba McEntire and Jensen Ackles.

With the TV season culminating in the fall, it’s just the right time to return to Helena, Montana, and Dewell and Hoyt’s private detectives.

On Wednesday night, ABC’s Big Sky will officially release its third season at 10pm. Plus, they’ve got a dose of new mystery with some flashy and fresh series regular characters.

Currently renamed Big Sky: Deadly Trails, the third season chronicles the journey of policewoman Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), Beau Arlen (Ackles) – temporary sheriff, and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) – a private investigator, as they dive into a group of new mysteries, most notably the case of a missing backpacker.

In the midst of their investigation, they come across Sunny Barnes (McEntire), the director of a family business in the outback who appears to have an intriguing number of missing persons links.

Ahead of the series’ return, EW asked producer Elwood Reid for an update on what to expect when things get worse in the Montana wilderness.

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‘Big Sky’ Mystery

In an interview with EW, Reid revealed the central mystery of the third season. 

“There’s a glamping outfit in Montana that is run by Sunny Barnes and Buck Barnes [Rex Linn]. In this family-run glamping outfit, a bunch of guests come up missing. We begin to realize, as the season progresses, that the Barnes family has a lot of secrets. They may or may not have something to do with some of these disappearances, and in true Big Sky fashion, the people that disappear also have some secrets and may not stay disappeared,” he shared. 

“This season we are also doing little runner mysteries, case-of-the-week formatting, in addition to our big mystery. One of the biggest reasons we’re doing that is we’ve Jensen Ackles. He’s an amazing asset and we wanted him and Jenny Hoyt to get out there and be solving cases the week of, and also, get involved in a big mystery for the season.” 

Additionally, Reid shared how he decided to cast McEntire and Ackles. 

“Jensen is one of those guys that I’ve always wanted to work with. He’s one of those guys that I’ve always loved. He’s someone my daughter and my wife likes, and a lot of guys like. There’s not a lot of people out there that tick all those boxes. And I’d heard nothing but raving from people who worked with him — what an amazing guy he was, what a professional he was,” he said. 

“Mutual friends put us in touch. He’s from Texas. So, I pitched this Texas-type character that finds himself up in Montana. I can’t say enough good things about him. He walks on the set and it changes.”

He added, “Reba is someone who a lot of us grew up with. I had written a character, and I described her as ‘Reba McEntire, circa Tremors.’ I always loved that character. So, I called her and pitched her the character.”

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Katie Couric Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Urging Women to Get Screened

Katie Couric has revealed she was diagnosed with stage 1A breast cancer this summer.

The previous Today show host took to Instagram to announce her diagnosis, explaining that she received the news during a routine mammogram and ultrasound. In the photo in her post, Couric can be seen sitting in a hospital waiting room wearing a face mask and robe. 

“Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21, I became one of them,” she wrote on the post. 

“As we approach #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, I wanted to share my personal story with you all and encourage you to get screened and understand that you may fall into a category of women who needs more than a mammogram.” 

In a note on her website, Couric said her doctor urged her to have a mammogram after telling the doctor she hadn’t been screened since 2020.

During the appointment, Couric recorded routine tests to encourage others to take the test (the same as when she once got a colonoscopy on the Today show). 

But after the accompanying mammogram and ultrasound, Couric’s doctor asked her to stop filming after she found “something here that I’d like to check out.”

A biopsy was performed. Later, Couric received a call from her doctor, who confirmed the news: the lump was cancerous.

“I felt sick, and the room started to spin,” she said. “I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked to a corner and spoke quietly, my mouth unable to keep up with the questions swirling in my head.” 

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Couric Experienced Cancer Before 

Couric had experienced the disease in the past. Jay Monahan, her first husband, died of colon cancer in 1998, and Emily Couric, her sister, died due to pancreatic cancer three years after, in 2001. Her mother was also diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; she battled it for a decade while her father received treatment for prostate cancer. 

“My mood quickly shifted from disbelief to resignation,” Couric continued. “Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?’” 

But Couric found that her tumor was “hormone receptor-positive, Her2neu-negative, and highly treatable, particularly if it was detected early.” 

She underwent two pre-op procedures ahead of being given “breast conservation” surgery and started radiation in September, which ended on Wednesday. 

“Why am I telling you all this? Well, since I’m the ‘Screen Queen’ of colon cancer, it seemed off to not use this as another teachable moment that could save someone’s life,” she said. 

“Please get your annual mammogram. I was six months late this time. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had put it off longer. But just as importantly, please find out you need additional screening.”

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Post Malone Trips On-Stage His Tour, Medics Rush to Help Him

Post Malone is on tour to back his newest album, Twelve Carat Toothache

During his Saturday (September 17) show in St. Louis, the singer tripped over an opening on stage and suffered an injury, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and TMZ report. 

Singing his song “Circles,” the vocalist stumbled and partially fell into an on-stage opening that had been utilized to move his guitar but hadn’t been completely closed. 

Medics hurried to the stage and took the R&B musician into their care. Following a break of 15 minutes, he came back to the stage and gave his apologies to the fans for the incident. 

“St. Louis, I’m so fucking sorry I ruined the show tonight, ladies and gentlemen,” he stated. 

“I promise next time I come around; I won’t fucking wreck y’alls night; I’m sorry for that. That being said, I want to thank you for your patience, and I’m sorry. There was a big-ass hole in the middle of the stage that I just busted my ass on.” 

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Post Malone Apologizes

Following the incident, Post continued to sing his songs “Rockstar” and “Cooped Up.” In addition, he performed in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday. And he’s still set to perform additional dates on his Twelve Carat Tour slated for later this year. 

Post Malone then updated his fans on his condition on Sunday through his social media. In a short clip, he expressed gratitude to his fans for their patience and said he’s feeling better following the fall. 

“We just got back from the hospital; everything’s good – they gave me some pain meds and everything so we can keep kicking ass on the tour,” Post said. 

“I just want to apologize to everyone in St. Louis, and I want to say thank you guys so much for coming to the show. And next time I’m around this way, we’re gonna do a two-hour show for you to make up for the couple missed songs that we missed.”

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Amy Aniobi Paves Way to Black Creatives

The Black population gets the recognition they deserve. 

“It all started during the pandemic,” Amy Aniobi stated of her talent incubator, TRIBE, “and this churning feeling that I had of how do I continue to build that bridge.” 

Aniobi has used many bridges in her career, especially the ones she had to build herself. Like other great leaders, she plans to make the way easier and less hassle for those who follow her.

Born and raised in Texas and of Nigerian ancestry, Aniobi left the Lone Star State in search of new hopes in California and Stanford.

She meets Issa Rae there. However, it wasn’t until Aniobi was in grad school that she and Rae began collaborating on Awkward Black Girl, the web series that later became known as Insecure.

The writers of Awkward Black Girl gather at Aniobi’s West Hollywood apartment every Wednesday night and eventually create two seasons.

“By day, I was an assistant and then by night I was a staffed TV writer on a web series. It was a really beautiful time,” the 38-year-old said about the show, which was released on February 2011. 

“And I told [Issa] when that ended, I was like, ‘You say the word, wherever you go next, I want to go.’ Because there was something so perfectly beautiful about feeling seen, knowing that my comedy fit her style, that we’re both black women. I’m like, ‘This black woman thinks I’m funny.’ And all day long, no shade to the white writers I worked with, but I felt very out of place.” 

Aniobi has contributed her writing skills to shows such as Silicon Valley, 2 Dope Queens, and Trial & Error. However, she began to question her own comedic stunts.

Her time working on Awkward Black Girl and being in an space with “someone who looked like me, who fully saw me,” was something she had been seeking for a long time – finally and completely dawned on her when she worked in the Insecure writers’ room in 2016. 

Aniobi went from producing Season 1 (and earning a 2020 Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy nomination) to writing the hilarious and critically acclaimed first episode of the fifth and final season and directing the seventh episode.

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Aniobi Trains Writers

She absorbed much learning in her time with Rae and at Insecure, like the significance of “networking across.” 

“All of my best opportunities have come from the people sitting next to me” and “to do what you want to do before you feel ready to do it because by the time you’re ready, someone else will have already done it,” she said. 

Aniobi would later bring that lesson to heart in her next experience. 

Following the end of Insecure, Aniobi proceeded to Rap Sh!t – a comedy series that was launched in July that follows female rap partners inspired by the rise of City Girls – which was created by Rae. 

However, ahead of all that, the pandemic happened. Writers’ rooms became Zoom rooms, and rapidly everyone was being held inside the house. Aniobi was among the mentoring writers; they all appeared to have similar problems. 

“I don’t know how to network. I don’t know how to find people. I don’t know how to build a community through Zoom,” she said, citing the concerns of beginning writers. 

And that’s how TRIBE was born. Aniobi founded the talent incubator as a one-year writers’ membership program and an ongoing career network for writers centering on connecting the gaps between writing independently and writing as a career in January 2021. 

“So, bitch was crazy,” Aniobi emphasized. 

“But I was like, I don’t know how to operate another way. I feel like my legacy in this industry is to build bridges to future storytellers. So that’s what I decided to do in that moment. And we met monthly, and the focus of TRIBE is really just sharpening your hard skills and your soft skills.

“Hard skills: How do you write an outline? Soft skills: How do you survive narcissists? So, we toggle between these two things by having panels, different writers.”

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Little Mermaid’s Halle Bailey Sobbed After Watching Children’s Reactions

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Little Mermaid live-action actress Halle Bailey is lost for words by people posting clips online of young children showing their joy at seeing a Disney star who looked like them. 

On Saturday, the first trailer for the live-action remake of the film, which premieres in theaters next year, was released.

A TikTok compilation, shared on Twitter by Tracklist – a Brazilian entertainment platform, has been shared thousands of times. 

“This means the world to me,” said Bailey, who voices the lead role, Ariel. “People have been sending these reactions to me all weekend, and I’m in truly in awe.” 

The trailer teases Ariel (Bailey) swimming in the depths of the sea to sing the chorus to the hit song from the original movie “Part of Your World,” which also initially appeared in 1989 when the first film was released. 

Providing her reaction to the first scene, one young girl in the TikTok clip is heard stating: “She’s brown like me!” 

Following Bailey’s scanning of another video, in which another little girl queried if the mermaid was the real Ariel (because people are used to seeing a white complexion when they think of Disney Princess Ariel), Bailey said: “I just sobbed watching this thanks, she’s so sweet.” 

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Bailey Received Hate

Bailey, 22, reached her showbiz spotlight as one-half of R&B sibling duo Chloe x Halle, who the one and only Beyonce mentored. 

In 2019, after she was announced to portray Ariel, Bailey replied to backlash from people who ranted she did not look like Disney’s original version, who was more white. 

“I just feel like this role was something bigger than me, and greater,” she said in an interview with Variety at the time. “I feel like I’m dreaming, and I’m just grateful, and I don’t pay attention to the negativity.” 

She added, “It’s going to be beautiful, and I’m just so excited to be a part of it.” 

But of course, after the trailer’s release, many criticisms, which came from older people, have come to light again. However, it does not weigh in the joy children of young ages feel after watching the short clip.

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