Paloma Faith does not approve of the message behind The Little Mermaid.
Disney’s beloved princess film, which recently experienced a revival with the live-action remake starring Halle Bailey as the world’s first Black Ariel, garnered a divided reaction from critics and audiences after hitting theatres last week.
Taking to Instagram Stories, the British singer expressed her discontent at the questionable theme of the film, while also praising Bailey’s casting.
"Just seen the new Little Mermaid with my kids and while I think Halle gives a good performance and it's great casting,” she stated, “as a mother of girls I don't want my kids to think it's ok to give up your entire voice and your powers to love a man.”
“Wtf is this [expletive]? Not what I want to be teaching next gen women at all,” the Guilty singer lamented.
The Little Mermaid has long sparked substantial discourse over the motivation of Ariel to give up her voice for a new life with Prince Eric.
However, in an interview with Edition in March, Bailey clarified that while the original idea remains the same, she heralded the filmmakers for changing the perspective.
“I’m really excited for my version of the film because we’ve definitely changed that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy,” she said.
“It’s way bigger than that. It’s about herself, her purpose, her freedom, her life and what she wants."