Storm in a sea cup

After an announcement that Halle Bailey, who is of African American descent, has been cast as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, some fans were outraged, arguing that the mythological fish-person should remain "authentic" to the original aesthetic — that is a white mermaid with red hair. Now, to make their case, some people have turned to science. Mermaid science.Yes, according to science, mermaids are white because they live under water and have less melanin, which means a lighter skin colour. One Twitter user wrote: "My opinion on why mermaids are white is that they live

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