AI turns black Ariel white in Little Mermaid causing outrage online
An AI-generated video on the internet has transformed Halle Bailey into a white woman for The Little Mermaid.
Shortly after the trailer for the Disney film was released, a Twitter user claimed the clip had been “fixed” by transforming the black actress into a white person using AI software.
One user acknowledged artificial Intelligence scientist @TenGazillionIQ for ‘fixing’ The Little Mermaid, and turning the 'woke actor into a ginger white girl’. He also boasted that the whole movie could be ‘fixed’ with 4x A6000 in 24 hours. This came alongside claims it was ‘purely for educational purposes’ and not to be misinterpreted in a racist way. But the wider public strongly disagreed.
Twitter has since removed the tweet from social media after it caused outrage online with one person commenting "so you prefer the CGI uncanny valley. I prefer the woman with talent."
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