British singer Paloma Faith slammed Disney’s newly released live-action musical, The Little Mermaid as anti-feminist in a presently deleted tweet over the weekend after which the 41-year-old actress was heavily trolled online.
Faith said that the message that the movie was putting out was not what she wanted to teach the forthcoming generation of women.
“Just seen the new Little Mermaid with my kids and while I think Halle gives a good performance and it’s great casting 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 man. Wtf is this s**t?! Not what I want to be teaching next-gen women at all,” she wrote in her tweet, which has now been erased.
Faith’s post became the subject of trolling online from people who said that she did not know the original plot of the Disney classic, which is a remake of the 1989 animated film of the same name. They pointed out that Ariel, who is the Little Mermaid, does not give up her voice for a man but to live a human life as well as love.
Many even wondered whether Faith made the comments because a black actress was playing the role of Ariel in the movie.
After her post went viral, a 2009 tweet of Faith resurfaced where she said that she wished to become The Little Mermaid when she grows up.
Who is Paloma Faith?
Paloma Faith was born on July 21, 1981, in Stoke Newington, London. Her first album, called Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? that released in 2009, was a hit. In November 2020, her fifth album was released, titled Infinite Things.
She has also collaborated with DJ Sigala and the duo Sigma on the tracks like Lullaby and Changing. Both of these tracks peaked on the music charts in 2018 and 2014 respectively. She has also been awarded with several awards during her career, including a BRIT Award.
She was a judge on The Voice UK. Faith is also an actress and, appearing in several projects, since 2006. She guest starred in the television series The Gil Mayo Mysteries. Some of her other acting gigs include The Impressionists, St. Trinian’s, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Coming Up, A Nice Touch, Blandings, Peter and Wendy, Pennyworth, Dangerous Liaisons, etc.
Since 2009, Paloma has put out four platinum-selling records.