We adore Melissa McCarthy as much as the next gay, but the news that she’s circling the part of Ursula in Disney’s upcoming live-action Little Mermaid makes us feel like “Poor Unfortunate Souls” since we live in a world where Lizzo exists.
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After McCarthy’s potential involvement made headlines, the “Juice” singer-slash-rapper-slash-flautist retweeted a video from when she started campaigning for the role — fully dressed in character — way back in November. “I’M URSULA. PERIOD,” she wrote at the time.
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) June 29, 2019
And Twitter clearly agrees, including Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo. Just check out all these responses, especially if you work at a certain mouse-eared film studio.
There’s really no excuse.
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) June 29, 2019
I mean, I get it… but… LIZZO!! https://t.co/lOT5CR5ytr
— Yael Tygiel (@yaeltygiel) June 28, 2019
Ursula is a black woman or a drag queen and that’s the facts. Justice for Lizzo! https://t.co/l7ARmnxw04
— PLEASE SEND HELP TOUR ???? (@gabydunn) June 29, 2019
I am vetoing this already. We done told yall to cast @lizzo. @Disney https://t.co/Z4cspAkhF9
— Tre’vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) June 28, 2019
is @lizzo not available to play Ursula in the live action little mermaid cuz…….I will only accept her in that role.
— Petty LaBelle (@hecallsmePP) June 28, 2019
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Lizzo as Ursula or throw the whole movie away
— charly ???? (@charlyspyder) June 29, 2019
how is lizzo not ursula. HOW.
— cass ? (@casstellations) June 29, 2019
Even @Lizzo's lyrics deserve to be Ursula. pic.twitter.com/zvcCqNKwhL
— Rosa Pasquarella (@whatrosasaid) June 29, 2019
I haven’t seen a lot of Lizzo, but this does seem to be a no brainer.
Seems this is a casting situation for Disney, not some out-of-work actors.
Confidence is good; but, usually those speaking the loudest are the least informed.
I think Colton Haynes should play Ursula! Now that would freak the Million Moms out!
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