Don't call the new Little Mermaid "Black Ariel," Saturday Night Live says.
The casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action remake in 2019 has since sparked debate.
With critics unhappy that the role, portrayed as white in the 1989 animated film, did not go to a white actress.
The news, and a recently released first teaser showing the star singing "Part of Your World," has also inspired a new generation to dress up as Ariel.
On NBC's SNL Oct. 8, cast member Ego Nwodim portrayed the character on Weekend Update.
"Disney recently made history after announcing the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid featuring a Black Ariel," co-host Colin Jost said.
Ego then joined the anchor desk in a Little Mermaid costume. "Thanks so much Colin," she said.
"You know, you can just call me Ariel. I don't call you White Colin. To your face."
Colin then told her character that "some people online are now calling you a hero and a role model," to which she replied, "Role model to who? Black girls who want to be a fish?"