‘Aladdin’ star Mena Massoud quits Twitter over ‘Little Mermaid’ backlash

‘Aladdin’ star Mena Massoud quits Twitter over ‘Little Mermaid’ backlash 

DUBAI: Egyptian Canadian star Mena Massoud — who shot to fame for portraying Aladdin in the superhit 2019 Disney live-action remake — has quit Twitter over intense backlash after he posted a comment about the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” film, hitting theaters in the Middle East on May 25.

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In his now-deleted tweet, he said: “Our film (‘Aladdin’) was unique in that audiences went to watch it multiple times. It’s the only way we reached the billion-dollar mark with our opening. My guess is (‘The Little Mermaid’) doesn’t cross the billion mark but will undoubtedly get a sequel.”

The actor’s words were not taken lightly as fans of Halle Bailey, the actress who portrays the lead role in “The Little Mermaid,” rushed to berate the actor for his “bitter” comment.

“Your film reached a billion but you’re still jobless… seems like you got other things to worry about,” responded a user on Twitter.

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