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Social media supports Huey after 'Little Mermaid' racism

Many readers were appalled to see the hatred directed toward Diana Huey, the Japanese American cast as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" for the touring Disney production.

The News' Colin Dabkowski interviewed Huey before the production hits Shea's Performing Arts Center, at 646 Main St., from Aug. 15-20, and Huey's honesty about the racism she's faced - her opponents believe only white women should play Ariel - quickly circulated the internet.

Similar posts have been written and shared by Huffington Post, Mashable, Broadway World and many other smaller outlets.

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Below is a collection of Twitter and Facebook responses to the article, including support from Bebe Neuwirth, who's played roles on "Cheers" and "Frasier":

I feel very humbled reading this article. It started out as just a regular phone interview about The Little Mermaid -...

Posted by Diana Mika on Saturday, August 12, 2017

(Click the comment bubble to see the responses to Huey's Facebook post)

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