International K-pop fans recently took to social media to call out racist and hateful comments directed at Halle Bailey, who was pictured with Julia Garner and Hanni in a post uploaded by NewJeans‘ official Instagram account on March 22.
The photo was meant to celebrate the meeting of three rising artists in their respective fields, but it was marred by hateful and racist comments from some netizens.
Comments such as “What is that monster mermaid?” and “Ew, it’s the Kraken” were directed at Halle Bailey, who is known for her talent and recently made history as the first black woman to play Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action movie, The Little Mermaid.
However, international K-pop fans did not remain silent and quickly came to Halle Bailey‘s defense, rebuking the hateful comments directed at her.
Here are some of the reactions from netizens:
“It’s disappointing to see people resorting to racism and hate when we should be celebrating talented artists like Halle Bailey.”
“I don’t understand why some people feel the need to tear others down with hurtful comments. Let’s spread love and positivity instead.”
“Halle Bailey is an amazing artist and deserves nothing but respect and admiration for her talent and achievements.”
What are your thoughts?