Donald Glover defends Halle Bailey’s casting in The Little Mermaid

Glover was speaking at the premiere of The Lion King, which Bailey also attended with her sister-collaborator, Chloe. Advertising

Bailey being cast in the title role made headlines last week as the critics maintained the character should be white and red-headed like the 1989 animated character, with others accused them of perpetuating racism. Advertising

“I just hope that she’s like having fun and don’t let anybody make you feel the opposite of how you want to feel. I’m like, that’s such a great story but I’m just like, I dunno. 0
Comment(s) We were just watching that film. “I thought that was so special. It’s a very special role and you earned it, so I hope you’re listening,” he told E! Glover gave a shout-out to the young actor-singer and urged her not to pay attention to the negativity around the debate. News.