The trailer for Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid was released at the D23 Expo on September 9.
It has caused a lot of excitement on social media, but also sparked negative reactions that were branded racist against Halle Bailey.
A subset of Ariel fans criticized the casting decision for the 18-year-old actress and singer.
A subset of fans criticized the casting decision to cast the then-18-year-old singer and actress as Ariel.
"In the Little Mermaid...Ariel meets a mermaid from Africa.
The post received over 100,000 upvotes.