Animated movies can leave quite a bit to the imagination, especially when it comes time to translate them into live-action films. So when Variety reported that Melissa McCarthy might be playing popular villain Ursula in the new adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Twitter of course had opinions. But it wasn't McCarthy's acting skills or even her size that drew critics. In fact, it was her race.
In a heated debate that's lasted all weekend long, fans of the film posed the question: Is Ursula really based on a black woman? Some people think so, but others feel that couldn't be further from the truth.