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The original Ariel, Jodi Benson, responds to critics of new Ariel, Halle Bailey.

The original Ariel, Jodi Benson, responds to critics of new Ariel, Halle Bailey.

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Luckily, the real Ariel is just as sweet as we imagined she'd be.

Jodi Benson, OG Ariel in the 1989 "The Little Mermaid," has finally spoken about the choice to cast Halle Bailey in the live-action remake and what she had to say is pretty amazing. "Bright young women, sick of swimmin', ready to stand?" Hell yes.

Since the announcement of black singer and actress Halle Bailey portraying the redheaded pale skinned mythical creature of the sea, most people have been excited and supportive. After all, Halle is adorable and has the voice of an angel. Here's evidence:

However, the internet can bring out the most hateful of hateful people and some even went as far as to make a petition against Halle. A petition. For a character that is half-fish...

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