A: Disney’s live-action film “The Little Mermaid” is set to open next week.
B: I remember that story: A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs, so she can look for a human prince.
A: And African-American actress Halle Bailey has attracted a lot of attention for playing the little mermaid “Ariel.”
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B: But some academics point out that, although the story is set in the Atlantic Ocean, the movie is full of species from other waters, creating ecological inaccuracies.
A: Relax, it’s just a fairy tale, and there is no such thing as a mermaid in the real world anyway.
（By Eddy Chang, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩)
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