WATCH: Halle Bailey Says Seeing Black Girls React to “The Little Mermaid” Teaser Trailer ‘Means the World to Me’

Halle Bailey is the star of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. A teaser for the film directed by Rob Marshall was released during the D23 Expo and the reactions have been outstanding.

Parents have recorded their kids reacting to the short clip of Bailey singing “Part of Your World.” The trend that went viral on TikTok features Black girls watching the video and being surprised when seeing Bailey’s skin tone.

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“She’s brown like me,” one girl said.

The reactions have moved people on social media showcasing that representation matters. Many fans started tagging Bailey and she ended up retweeting one of the supercut reaction videos shared online.

“People have been sending these reactions to me all weekend and i’m in truly in awe. this means the world to me,” Bailey tweeted.

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SOURCE: Deadline, Armando Tinoco

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