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The new face “Under the Sea” gets some encouragement from “Pride Rock!”

On the red carpet for the premiere of Disney‘s The Lion King, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino was asked if he had any advice for Halle Bailey, who was recently cast as “Ariel” in the forthcoming live-action The Little Mermaid.

Donald, no stranger to backlash from ignorant racists after the campaign to cast him as “Peter Parker” in The Amazing Spider-Man a decade ago, had the message for Halle that it’s a “Very special role” and that she’s “Earned it.”

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