Aladdin’s Mena Massoud is causing quite a stir online after making a comment about Disney’s upcoming live-action film, The Little Mermaid.
Mena Massoud’s latest Tweet was met with backlash after the star made a comment about the upcoming Disney live-action film, The Little Mermaid. As noted in this article, Massoud posted the below to his Twitter account, which has since reportedly been deactivated.
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Mena Massoud The Little Mermaid
Massoud’s reply initially stemmed from the below tweet, posted by @hollywoodhandle.
‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ is tracking to earn $115M on its domestic box office opening weekend.
In comparison, ‘ALADDIN’ earned $112M on its opening. pic.twitter.com/vpIoYcYcQ2
— The Hollywood Handle (@hollywoodhandle) May 12, 2023
English-Canadian actor, Massoud, famously played Aladdin in Disney’s live-action film, Aladdin, starring Will Smith. However, the star’s reply to the above Tweet was met with backlash. As mentioned here, many users thought the star’s Tweet came across as “racist” or “bitter” for not getting a sequel to Aladdin.
The below TikTok by user @thatenglishbarb sums up the controversial Tweet and why Massoud is making waves online for being “disrespectful and rude.”
Aladdin star Mena Massoud deactivated his Twitter account after receiving backlash for his Tweet about The Little Mermaid, And Here’s My Thoughts #thelittlemermaid #aladdin #disney #menamassoud #hallebailey #fyp #foryou
What do you think about the controversy?
Published by HOLR Magazine.