Disney Hires Plus Size Dancer Amanda LaCount as Mermaid in “The Little Mermaid” and some don’t think it’s significant…
Spoiler Alert: It is!
Bold Diva Amanda LaCount played Ariel’s sister Alana and a Sous Chef in ABC’s “The Little Mermaid Live.”
This is a really big deal. Plus size actors and actresses playing mainstream characters really does need to be celebrated. And, we’re so excited to have watched her kick butt on the big screen.
Some folks were asking Disney why they were posting it on their feeds when plus size actresses had done the same thing in the short live broadway rendition of “The Little Mermaid.” While that’s also INCREDIBLY bold, there’s a huge difference between stage and screen with regard to national recognition.
This is part of a larger conversation we’ve been putting together about national brands like Amazon and Wal-Mart using plus size people in their ads and content!
We applaud you Amanda, and we applaud you Disney! Be BOLD!