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The New "Little Mermaid" Is Going To Be Blonde And People Aren't Happy

But the truth is, we don't know her original hair color.

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As it turns out, Hans Christian Andersen never specified a hair color for the little mermaid in his original tale.


She's described as having "skin ... as clear and delicate as a rose-leaf, and ... eyes as blue as the deepest sea; but, like [her sisters], she had no feet, and her body ended in a fish's tail."

Hair does play a huge role in the original story though.


The little mermaid's sisters cut theirs off to try and bargain with the sea witch to save her life, and it's pretty messed up. She sees "her sisters rising out of the flood: they were as pale as herself; but their long beautiful hair waved no more in the wind, and had been cut off."


Honestly, the original story is pretty terrifying.


Mermaids definitively have no immortal souls, the little mermaid gets her tongue cut out, and when she exchanges her fins for legs, every step she takes feels "as if treading upon the points of needles or sharp knives."

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