When we first heard that Shaggy was cast as Sebastian the Crab in ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live!', it seemed inspired.
A Jamaican crab being played by a Jamaican musician with clearly more than his fair share of mischief in his back catalogue - what could possibly go wrong?
'The Little Mermaid Live!' was broadcast on US TV last night, and overall it seemed to be well-received.
One of the biggest issues people had, however, was Shaggy's apparent refusal to wear an actual crab costume. His red leather rig-out seemed more like something a kinky motorbike rider would wear.
— W. E. B. Dem Bois (@WEB_DemBois) November 6, 2019
— Adrienne (@YoAdriBaby) November 6, 2019
The fact that Shaggy just put on a red leather coat 😭 https://t.co/AOQRQCUzX4
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 5, 2019
— Shakespeare Smurf (@MuayThaiSmurf) November 6, 2019
— LillieAnn (@lillieann98) November 6, 2019
— Cai (@spiceNsports) November 6, 2019
— Ashley (@HudsandKisses) November 6, 2019
— Crowned_Re'Becca (@crown_re_becca) November 6, 2019
Queen Latifah, on the other hand, was extremely well-received as Ursula, with many now calling for her to be cast in Disney's live action remake of the animation.
Watch her performance of 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' below:
See the reaction to her role below:
— Mary Wilson (@TheeMaryWilson) November 6, 2019
— 「 Kae 」👑 (@cherrimbloom) November 6, 2019
— Monica Chapman (@Muchalu) November 6, 2019
— Spirit Bentley 🇺🇸🇬🇾 (@SpiritBentley) November 6, 2019
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) November 6, 2019
BOOM THERE YOU HAVE IT DISNEY!!!! QUEEN LATIFAH SINGLE HANDEDLY SAVED THIS WHOLE PRODUCTION!!! NOW DOY YOURSELF A FAVOR AND CAST HER IN THE LIVE ACTION VERSION OR YOUR FILM WILL FLOP!!!#TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/EqpK1xGD97
— Ken Tingz 👑 (@DeTingz) November 6, 2019
— katie ⭐️ (@kt_roar) November 6, 2019