Incident 351: "The Little Mermaid" Clip Doctored Using Generative AI to Replace Black Actress with White Character

Description: A Twitter user reportedly modified using generative AI a short clip of Disney's 2022 version of "The Little Mermaid," replacing a Black actress with a white digital character.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by @TenGazillioinIQ, which harmed Halle Bailey and Black actresses.

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‘Racist’ AI scientist blasted for ‘fixing’ black Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’ · 2022

Twitter decided two users could not be part of their world after an artificial intelligence scientist “whitewashed” actress Halle Bailey in “The Little Mermaid” trailer.

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