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'The Little Mermaid' screenwriters took their cue from Meghan Markle?

'The Little Mermaid' includes a dig at Kate Middleton

By Web Desk
May 18, 2023
The Little Mermaid screenwriters took their cue from Meghan Markle?

David Magee, the screenwriter who is accused of attacking Kate Middleton in the new Disney film "Little Mermaid", has become target of online attacks. 

"Remember him going forward," said a message posted on social media account dedicated to the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The fans account "Prince & Princess of Wales" is followed by thousands on Twitter.

Set to release on May 26, the film has been criticized for allegedly insulting Kate Middleton.

The Telegraph reported that the Disney’s new version of The Little Mermaid features a scene that appears to mock the Princess of Wales.

The film stars newcomer Halle Bailey as the mermaid Ariel, who falls for a handsome prince and gives up her voice in order to be with him.

According to The Telegraph, "[I]n the first meeting between Ariel and Prince Eric, he tries to guess her name. His first guess is 'Diana'. His second guess is 'Catherine', the first name of the Princess of Wales.

At the mention of the latter, Ariel screws up her face. 'OK, definitely not Catherine,'” Eric says.

The publication reported that the film already has a royal connection as Meghan Markle drew parallels between herself and Ariel in her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.