Following Disney's announcement that Beyoncé protégé Halle Bailey would play Princess Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, fans are calling for one particular member of BTS to be cast as Prince Eric.
As Next Shark reports, with a Black Ariel on board, the internet-at-large is eager to see even more diversity. The next step? An Asian Prince Eric — with names like Ross Butler, Charles Melton, and Remy Hii currently floating around. That said, it seems as if the BTS Army has already found their ideal prince — and his name is Jimin.
As a cursory search of the terms "Little Mermaid" and "Jimin" shows, countless fans are eager to see one of their boys cast in the upcoming production.
"OMG DISNEY'S ACTUALLY DOING A LIVE ACTION LITTLE MERMAID," as one Twitter user wrote. "I BEG OF Y'ALL TO CAST PARK JIMIN AS PRINCE ERIC I BEG." Meanwhile, others began uploading comparison photos between Jimin and the 1989 cartoon version of Prince Eric, adding captions like, "prince eric? i think you mean park jimin," to their posts.
Needless to say, ARMY makes a pretty strong case — after all, in addition to being a top-notch performer, Jimin definitely has those dreamy Disney prince looks. Check out some of their tweets, below, to see for yourself.
We got a black Ariel! Can we get a Korean prince Eric? Come on Prince Jimin! pic.twitter.com/HBsqSffe4v— 💜Angie Grace 💜 (@AngieGraceLA) July 3, 2019
If Jimin isn’t cast as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid I’m not watching pic.twitter.com/RHgN6IJhDl— Supriya (@supaarwoman) July 8, 2019
My whole tl is Jimin as prince eric from the little mermaid and I- pic.twitter.com/9deF0KhAXk— 💜• Jungkook’s beauty is killing Angie •💜 (@jungooscheeks) July 4, 2019
Yooo gimme prince jimin as prince eric and lizzo as Ursula, We gettin a poc cast for the little mermaid or im gonna lose my shit pic.twitter.com/bytTF7elog— 🍍Lynn :D🖤 (@xh2h03) July 3, 2019
OMG DISNEY'S ACTUALLY DOING A LIVE ACTION LITTLE MERMAID PLEASE I BEG OF Y'ALL TO CAST PARK JIMIN AS PRINCE ERIC I BEG pic.twitter.com/yNyzfbv6YP— katelyn loves BTS so much ♡ (@taesbbygirl18) July 3, 2019
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