Yelling Through Their Hoods

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Why does anyone care

if a mermaid has red hair?

Mermaids aren’t human.

Mermaids aren’t even real

what is real is Disney 

wanting to make 

a bunch of money 

by entertaining 

a bunch of kids

because that’s the business they’re in, 

so for them, it’s win-win

they’ll make their money 

either way.

Some people say,

‘But it’s tradition,

she’s just has to have red hair!!!”

but those people are pathetic 

for caring about fiction 

and those people are racist 

for wanting Disney mermaid’s 

to remain white.

I hope Disney did this 

out of the goodness of their heart

because it’s the right thing to do 

and not because of the press 

that they knew they’d get

once Americans started 

showing their true colors,

yelling through their hoods

into their computers

telling the world 

that their entitlement

demands that even 

mythological creatures

be painted lily-white

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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