Lizzo and her fans really want the “Truth Hurts” artist to star as Ursula in the forthcoming live-action remake of the Little Mermaid. A week after Lizzo uploaded a video on Twitter singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” decked out as Ursula, one fan created a Change.org petition to make sure Lizzo gets the role.
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) November 1, 2018
The clip and petition came after rumours began that actress Melissa McCarthy was in talks to play Ursula in the forthcoming live-action remake. “In the most self-aware statement that anyone has ever made, Lizzo has gone on record to say that Ursula would be her dream role,” the petition, which has almost met its 1000 signature goal, states. “Lizzo is a big grrrrl with the rising star power and the sheer vocal ability that make her the perfect Ursula casting decision. Truth Hurts, and Disney seriously needs to rethink this casting.”
Lizzo herself even tweeted about the petition, which you can see below.
Omg ! 🐙🧜🏾♀️ https://t.co/lMJypRWxkF
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) July 3, 2019