Hilarious Little Girl Mistakes Halle Bailey in ‘The Little Mermaid’ Trailer For Whitney Houston

If you’ve been online at all over the last couple of days, you’ve probably seen that there’s been some controversy surrounding the upcoming live action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The casting of singer Halle Bailey has caused a lot of outrage from people who are vehemently against a the inclusion of a Black Ariel in the canon. In response to the racist backlash towards Bailey, many mothers have been recording their children’s reaction to the trailer, finding that most of them are quite enthusiastic about Ariel being a Black girl.

While many of the reaction videos are quite sweet and touching, one of them has gone viral for being extremely funny. TikToker @kassielayne3 uploaded a recording of her 7-year-old daughter Madison’s reaction to the trailer. Madison reacted with insanely animated faces and mistook Bailey for the late Whitney Houston. Her adorable expression and southern accent won the hearts of many on TikTok and Twitter alike.