If your childhood was anything like mine, chances are good that you watched a LOT of Disney movies. One of my personal favourites has always been The Little Mermaid, so when news got out about the live-action remake, the excitement was seriously high. Who will play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid? Fans think Shawn Mendes is the best choice.\nProbably the most controversial topic surrounding this movie has been the casting. In The Little Mermaid animated film, Ariel was depicted as a white girl with long red hair, so when Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel, the internet was divided, although a lot of people are now coming to terms with the awesome choice.\nView this post on Instagram First off I love that @chloexhalle was chosen as Ariel for the Disney live version of The Little Mermaid! I watch her on the freeform show Grownish and she’s my favorite character! I think she will make a great Ariel. It does sadden me seeing all the negativity about her been chosen. Y’all need to get over yourself mostly because the original story Ariel is in pain and becomes sea foam. Like Disney lied so get over it. Not every character is white and Ariel’s story has nothing to do with her ethnicity so go cry somewhere else. Secondly all the art that is coming from this casting choice is amazing and beautiful! So swipe to see some art, sadly I couldn’t put all the amazing art. Artist art tagged in their photos. Also if you support Halle being Ariel please use this hashtag #HalleismyAriel I started this on Facebook and it’s become a thing on Instagram, I also know others probably started this and that is fine 🧜🏻♀️🧜🏼♀️🧜🏽♀️🧜🏾♀️🧜🏿♀️ Mermaids come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ethnicities! . . #mermaid #mermaids #mermaidsoul #mermaidlife #mermaidlover #mermaidlifestyle #mermaidatheart #mermaidsofinstagram #hallebailey #hallebaileylittlemermaid #thelittlemermaid #hallebaileyisthelittlemermaid #hallebaileyariel #hallebaileyisournewariel #ariel #mermaiddreams #mermaiddrawing #mermaidart #mermaidinspiration #thelittlemermaidart #mermaidgoals A post shared by Nerieda (@nerieda.themermaid) on Jul 7, 2019 at 1:42pm PDT\nTwo other key roles in the film that have yet to be cast are that of Prince Eric and Ursula. Actress Melissa McCarthy has been in talks to play the film's villain, although plenty of people on Twitter have been campaigning for the singer Lizzo to take on the role since she dressed up as Ursula for Halloween in 2018.\nokay @Disney now make Lizzo Ursula or else pic.twitter.com/RnHAaI6tkF— araceli (╯︵╰,)🌈 (@AraceliAir_) August 13, 2019\nAs far as Prince Eric goes, Disney initially offered the role to former One Direction member Harry Styles. Although we can all agree that he would've been perfect for the role, Styles respectfully declined to take on the project.\nSince we won't get to see his luscious locks on the big screen, a lot of people are wondering who Disney will consider to play Prince Eric next. From the looks of things, fans have none other than Canadian singer Shawn Mendes in their minds as a front-runner.\nSo I’m just saying, I loved the idea of @Harry_Styles playing Prince Eric, but have you guys see our boy @ShawnMendes ...... I’m just saying 🥴🤭 #ShawnAsPrinceEric pic.twitter.com/hQFdirsciV— Kat 🌸 (@Philly_Girl13) August 14, 2019\nSo now that Harry styles has turned down the role does this mean we get @ShawnMendes for prince Eric— Zoe 🦋 (@prettymuchsolby) August 15, 2019\nalright ladies now that @Harry_Styles passed on playing prince eric i have the obvious and better solution... @ShawnMendes 🌟🌟🌟 pic.twitter.com/c0Qy3czoCL— kellyn singer (@kellyn_singer) August 14, 2019\nMendes and Disney have yet to comment on the casting, but Just Jared has created a poll where fans can vote for who they think should play Prince Eric. At the time this was written, Mendes is in the lead with 581 votes.\nOther options in the poll include Noah Centineo, Timothée Chalamet, Zac Efron, Jimin from BTS, and Nick Jonas to name a few. Although I wouldn't mind seeing a lot of the actors mentioned cast as Prince Eric, I can guarantee right now that I won't be watching the film if Noah Centineo somehow ends up being cast.