Unless you’ve been under the sea or at sea, you’ve no doubt heard about bigots being outraged that a Black actress was cast in the title role for the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid film.
So why the outrage, you ask? It’s just a movie, you say.
The truth is, it was never about The Little Mermaid.
Over on Black Girl Nerds, I pay tribute to a pioneer, a visionary, and a superhero in the truest sense of the word. My good friend and Patronus, the late Perry Moore.
The following was forwarded to me by a buddy:
From October 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008, Disney celebrated its Decade of a Million Dreams. Accompanying the campaign was the Disney Dream Portrait Series, a gallery of photos shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and featuring famous personalities as Disney characters.