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The Hate and the Little Mermaid by Chris Johnson

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In this article, Chris Johnson addresses the Walt Disney Company’s casting of a black girl as the “Little Mermaid” for the live action movie and the outrage from the right wing.

I’m seeing a lot of pasty tears being shed over diversity and representation in media. It really is hard for some people to grasp that in 2019 outside of certain states it would look more weird if 95 percent people represented are white? That ain’t what America looks like anymore.

These folks are upset because they think the actor who plays Ariel really needs to be white and a red head.  And these corporations aren’t “woke.”  They are logical and know that black and brown dollars spend all the same.

These are fictional characters people, so get your Make America Great Again (MAGA) Hat out of your ass and go watch “Mad Men” or “Game of Thrones” or whatever show hits your “mayonnaise quota.”

And this is coming from a guy who hates pandering and forced diversity, but damn y’all gotta chill with all this hate.

Let’s just focus on casting the best talent and crafting the best stories and if we do that then things will naturally “un-whitewash” themselves because talent comes in all colors, shapes and sizes.

And if you think the idea of a fair playing field is outrageous, then you need to go back to your safe space at a Trump Rally or Klan meeting.

#RepresentationMatters

Christopher Johnson also known as “C. J.” is the youngest columnist on this website. He started interviewing celebrities when he was 10-years old. Chris comments on sports, politics, current events and he writes movie reviews. In his spare time he is the Lead Guitarist for a band called The Courtland Experiment. Click here to visit his Archives Page to see more videos with Harold Bell and to read his commentaries and movie reviews. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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