Joss Marchell is under fire from the internet after he posted a video of himself wearing blackface to mock reactions to Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
As if all the racism debate surrounding Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid isn’t ridiculous enough, an Indonesian TikTok user jumped in and thought it would be funny to blackface in the midst of the controversy.
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Over the past day, several Black TikTok users have posted their shocked reactions to the video of an Indonesian man in blackface.
In his heartbreaking clip, the man sits in front of the TV with his back to us, while above him the caption reads: “My daughter’s reaction to the mermaid trailer.”
When Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, appears on screen, the man turns to the camera with his face plastered in what appears to be a black mask. Then he yells, “Mommy! He looks just like me!” before donning a red wig.
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The Little Mermaid trailer
Indonesian TikTok user has reportedly been flagged for violating the platform’s community guidelines as his account was temporarily inaccessible today.
However, since this article was published, his account has returned, but the racist video has been removed.
While it’s disheartening that she chose to wade into the Little Mermaid discussion in the most despicable way imaginable, it’s probably not surprising given that racism, while not often discussed in Indonesia, remains a problem in the country.
Check out a screenshot of the video below:
and the fact that 1000 people saw that video and you liked it? how is life 😭😭😭 #blacktiktok #racism #racists #hallebailey #thelittlemermaid #ariel #thelittlemermaid2023
♬ original sound – kamsi
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