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‘Ariel is white’: Racist fans petition Disney to remove black actress from ‘Little Mermaid’ remake

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Disney fans have launched a petition to keep one of their favorite princesses white.

The entertainment company announced last week that black actress Halle Bailey (not Halle Berry) would star in its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Soon after, racist fans of the original movie created a Change.org petition calling on Disney to remove Bailey from the role of Princess Ariel.

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“Ariel is ICONICALLY a red head,” the petition notes. “Why take this away from the fans?”

“Jasmine in the new live action Aladdin had to be cast as a true Middle Easterner, and the voices of the lions in the new Lion King HAD to be black,” the fans continue. “Why can Ariel not stay red headed, blue eyed white girl.”

The petition goes on to argue that there is “nothing wrong with being proud to be ANY race.”

“If you want a black princess, let’s do Princess and The Frog,” the document concludes. “I’m sure Halle would be great in it. But Ariel is white, red headed, and blue eyed.”

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The petition had gathered about 10,000 signatures by Sunday afternoon.


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White House personnel chief delivers a new blow to Trump: Top DHS candidates are not legally qualified

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President Donald Trump's quest to find an acting replacement for departed Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was dealt a significant blow on Monday.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House personnel office chief Sean Doocey has informed the president that he doesn't believe either of his top two picks are legally qualified to hold the position.

As the Journal notes, "federal statute that governs vacancies states that acting officials in cabinet-level positions must either be next in line for a position or hold a Senate-confirmed position." Neither Ken Cuccinelli, who heads the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, nor Mark Morgan, who leads Customs and Border Protection, meet those standards, Doocey determined.

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CNBC reporter laments ‘very sad’ decline of Trump: ‘We just heard 20 minutes of nonsense’

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CNBC's John Harwood reacted to President Donald Trump's appearance before the press corps on Monday by calling it "20 minutes of nonsense."

Trump's remarks to the press came during a cabinet meeting where he defended his decision to pull troops out of Syria and insisted that the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is "phony."

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Trump went off the rails at Monday’s cabinet meeting — here are the 5 craziest moments

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President Donald Trump went on a rampage during his Monday cabinet meeting in which he launched multiple broadsides against his political opponents.

The president's latest public tirade came as he is facing increased pressure from House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, as well as criticism from members of his own party over abandoning America's Kurdish allies and trying to award his own business a massive government contract to host next year's G7 summit.

Below are the craziest moments from Trump's off-the-rails Cabinet meeting.

1.) Trump claims that he deserves personal credit for capturing Islamic State fighters.

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