Something about the new live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” isn’t sitting right with singer Paloma Faith … who says the movie’s plot is a really hard one to explain to her kiddos.
Paloma took to social media over the weekend, first congratulating Halle Bailey for her performance in the new Disney flick — before dragging the story’s main focus, saying “I don’t want my kids to think it’s ok to give up your entire voice and your powers to love man.”
She added, “Wtf is this s***?! Not what I want to be teaching next gen women at all.” Of course, she’s referring to Ariel giving up her own voice to become a human to be with her love interest, Prince Eric.
For those unaware, it’s the same trope that was used in the original 1989 version, so it seems Paloma might’ve forgotten the story before watching this new adaptation.
However, Halle told Edition earlier this year that her new version “definitely changed that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy … It’s way bigger than that. It’s about herself, her purpose, her freedom, her life and what she wants.”
Sounds like that claim either didn’t make it to the big screen, or just went over Paloma’s head.