13 Reason Why’s Christian Navarro Slams Jonah Hauer-King’s Prince Eric Casting in ‘Little Mermaid’

It was revealed earlier in the week that actor Jonah Hauer-King will be portraying Prince Eric in the upcoming live action Little Mermaid film opposite Halle Bailey in the title role.

However, 13 Reasons Why‘s Christian Navarro, who sent Disney audition tapes for the role, is not happy with the casting.

After the news of Jonah‘s casting was announced, Christian returned to Twitter briefly to share his thoughts, before deleting his account again. He also echoed his statement on his Instagram story.

“Just came back to say; after months of seeing every person of color they could think of for the role of Prince Eric, @DisneyStudios somehow still cast a white guy,” he wrote on Twitter. “I guess diversity is just a word. And THATS Hollywood. One brown person is enough, two brown leads is unthinkable.”

“Literally @disney saw a who’s who list of actors of color and STILL went with the white guy. So much for diversity. I guess two brown leads would have tanked the movie right? Boring,” he wrote on Instagram.

Find out which other actors reportedly read for the role over on

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