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Singer-actress Paloma Faith’s criticism of ‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action plot also criticized on Twitter

British actress and singer Paloma Faith expressed her criticisms on the new “The Little Mermaid” film.

However, her comments did not sit well with many online users.

Paloma Faith is known for the songs “Only Love Can Hurt Like This,” “Picking Up The Pieces,” “Upside Down,” among others. She was also a judge and coach in the popular singing show “The Voice” and “The Voice Kids” in the UK.

Aside from these, Faith is also part of the television series “Pennyworth.”

The Little Mermaid live-action film was recently released in theaters in different parts of the world and has been getting good reviews from fans and casual viewers.

The film performed well at the box office and generated an estimated $118 million over the memorial day weekend, according to a report. This is a remake of the popular animated version in 1989.

In an Instagram story, the singer shared that she has seen the new film with her children. Faith commended Halle Bailey who played the role of Ariel for her good performance.

However, the singer was unhappy that Ariel sacrificed a part of herself just for her love interest.

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Faith was referring to the part of the film where Ariel, the young mermaid protagonist, gave up her extraordinary voice and power to be with Prince Eric, portrayed by Jonah Hauer-King.

“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 a man,” Faith wrote in her Instagram story.

The singer added that this part of the film is not what she wants to teach the future generation of women. “Not what I want to be teaching next gen women at all,” she added in her Instagram story.

Paloma Faith Instagram Story

Following the reports, many online users on Twitter did not agree with Paloma Faith’s comment on the film. Many users on the platform wondered if the singer is aware of the story of the popular film.

Many users also said that Ariel did not actually give up her voice just to be with the prince, but because she also actually wants to explore and be part of the world of humans.

“Wait until she finds out that this is the plot of the original, while Ariel gives up her voice in the new version not just for Eric, but for the sake of actually going and seeing how humans live,” an online user said in a quote retweet.

“Not only is this the exact same plot from the original movie but I’m tired of this narrative because if y’all actually paid ATTENTION to the movie you’d know Ariel wanted to be human WAY before she even saw and fell in love with Eric so she didn’t give up her voice for a MAN,” another online user tweeted.


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