Man on TikTok slammed for wearing blackface to mock Little Mermaid – watch video

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Joss Marchell is getting slammed by the internet after he posted a video of himself wearing blackface to mock reactions toward Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

As if the whole racism debate surrounding Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid isn’t ridiculous enough, an Indonesian TikTok user waded in and thought it would be funny to do blackface amid the controversy.

Little Mermaid controversyOver the past day, several Black TikTok users have been posting their shocked reactions to the video of an Indonesian man in blackface.

 

In his hurtful clip, the man sits in front of the TV with his back turned to us, while above him the caption reads, “My daughter’s reaction to the little mermaid trailer.”

 

 

When Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, comes on the screen, the man turns towards the camera with his face plastered by what appears to be a black mask. He then shouts, “Mommy! She looks just like me!” before putting on a red wig.

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