The Little Mermaid gets 1.5 MILLION DISLIKES on YouTube

A trailer for Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid has racked up more than 1.5 million dislikes on YouTube after its star Halle Bailey faced racist backlash from trolls on Twitter after being cast in the leading role.

The negative response to the movie's official teaser trailer - the first real glimpse at the movie.

It has been so severe that YouTube has now disabled the dislike counter, but not before it reached more than 1.5 million.