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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Massoud’s reply initially stemmed from the below tweet, posted by @hollywoodhandle.

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

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