Jodi Benson tells racists to cool it with their “Little Mermaid” casting tantrum

She voiced the singing swimmer in the Disney animated classic “The Little Mermaid,” based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. And she’s perfectly cool with casting a young singing sensation and great beauty in the role. Halle Bailey is black? So what? Be like Jodi.

And if Rob Marshall REALLY wants to mess with expectations, he should cast a Jonas Brother as Sebastian. And keep the character’s Jamaican accent.

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