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Why did ‘Aladdin’ Star Mena Massoud Deactivate his Twitter Account?

Mena Massoud has deactivated his Twitter account! The 31-year-old best known for playing the lead role in the 2019 Disney fantasy film Aladdin has deleted his social media account from the platform.

Now, if you will pay a visit to the Twitter account of the Egyptian-Canadian actor, it reads, “This account doesn’t exist.” Continue reading further to learn the reason behind Mena Massoud’s decision.
Mena Massoud deletes his Twitter account after backlash over ‘The Little Mermaid’ criticism

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, The Royal Treatment actor took to his Twitter page and spilled the beans on his 2019 film Aladdin and he also talked about Disney’s upcoming film The Little Mermaid.

Massoud tweeted, “Our film was unique in that audiences went to watch it multiple times. It’s the only way we reached the billion dollar mark with our opening. My guess is TLM doesn’t cross the billion mark but will undoubtedly get a sequel.”

How did the netizens react to Mena Massoud’s tweet?

A large portion of Disney fans were not quite happy with Mena’s remarks on the film The Little Mermaid and they flooded his Twitter page with loads of messages. The users bashed him on various social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram.

A user wrote, “i loved aladdin and literally on top 5 of my most fave disney remakes. being pessimistic on a movie that hasn’t been out yet but praised by critics is just disappointing. im so disappointed in you.”

One social media user penned, “sir you’re being bitter cuz the movie is doing way better than aladdin despite it not even being out yet…😶.” Another one chimed in, “Mena massoud being bitter and racist cuz aladdin’s will not be getting a sequel after all and little mermaid is considered the best disney live action movie without being officially released.”

Some fans came forward to defend the actor as well. A user commented, “Ya’ll are so dramatic!!!! He just gave an opinion, what can’t he just say his opinion!!” Another one said, “Leave @menamassoud alone!!! Get off and unfollow him if you have don’t agree with his opinions! Shewww flies don’t bother him anymore.”

After a couple of hours, Mena deleted his Twitter account due to the immense backlash. The Disney’s upcoming film, The Little Mermaid will be hitting the screens later this month on May 26.

What is the movie ‘The Little Mermaid’ all about?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the 2023 movie titled The Little Mermaid is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name which is based on the 1837 fairy tale of the same title by Hans Christian Andersen.

Halle Bailey plays the titular role in the film. Along with Bailey, the movie also stars Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy.

Are you looking forward to the Disney film The Little Mermaid? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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