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DDG Says “I Didn’t Know People Were This Racist” When Reacting To Halle Bailey Hate

As Disney strikes ahead with their live-action remakes, their inclusive casting has brought on an uproar with racists. Most of the famed firm’s characters have been impressed by real-life fables and all through its historical past, Disney modified up origins to suit its animated narratives. Most lately, chaos has erupted on-line after Disney introduced that Halle Bailey would star as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and after the primary trailer was shared, racists from across the globe fired off posts, tweets, movies, and scorching takes about why the fictional character should stay white.

DDG has witnessed the worldwide response to his well-known girlfriend’s thrilling new function, and whereas chatting with Bootleg Kev, the rapper spoke about how the couple has been coping with the backlash. “It is wonderful,” he stated of Bailey’s “historic” inclusion in Disney’s anticipated live-action remake. “It is stunning to see.”

DDG, Halle Bailey
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“She’s been speaking about that for a minute,” he added. “I am simply actually excited for her.” Kev requested if Bailey was letting any of the “bullsh*t hate” get to her, referencing the continuing racial divide that has sparked due to her function.

“Nah, nah, nah. She laughin’ it off,” stated DDG. “They be goin’ slightly too arduous. However I really feel like, persons are extra attacking the character slightly than her, personally. what I am sayin’? I really feel like, it is like caught within the crossfire as a result of she’s {playing} the character, however I do not suppose mothaf*ckas is like—’trigger it’s unimaginable to be imply to Halle. She too candy and he or she actually like that in individual.”

“So, it is like, if individuals truly took the time to understand who’s truly {playing} the Little Mermaid as an alternative of simply goin’ on that she’s Black, I feel they’d be like, [‘I’m trippin’,’]” he stated. “I did not know individuals was this racist. I did not know this… I assumed this sh*t was gone already. I assumed this sh*t was gone. I assumed Martin Luther King canceled this sh*t out… This sh*t is loopy.”

The rapper stated whatever the hate, those self same racists are nonetheless going to tune in. Take heed to DDG discuss his girlfriend receiving negativity under.

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