Matt Walsh has managed to inflame the liberal Twittersphere over a cartoon mermaid. Yep, you read that correctly.

Media Matters Senior Researcher, Jason Campbell, shared a clip of The Daily Wire’s The Matt Walsh Show, where Walsh states that The Little Mermaid should be ‘totally pale and skeletal where you can see her skull’.

The comment came on the tail end of Walsh’s actual commentary about the race of an actor being a factor in casting decisions. His translucent Ariel argument was clearly a joke … at least, it should have been clear.

The mermaid racism hall monitors of Twitter were quick to let Walsh know that they don’t understand jokes and have too much free time on their fins.

Jokes are hard, y’all.

The funny thing about these exchanges is they’re so eager to run headfirst into the fray, screaming ‘RAAAAACIST!’ that they often reveal their own prejudice. They’re so blinded by imagining racists everywhere they can’t catch an obvious joke. He’s making a ‘scientific’ argument about a cartoon mermaid. That should have been your first clue. Ha!

Guys … you’re REALLY overthinking this.

This complaint was lodged relentlessly: ‘Dude! There’s no such thing as mermaids!!!’

Wait until they find out that there’s no such thing as women with male genitalia.

At least there are some people out there who get it.

Media Matters mischaracterizing a conservative? No way!

Walsh seems to be enjoying what he has wrought, as he often does. As you might expect, that didn’t go over well either.

Totally clear. Yikes.


Do we get a vote on this, because we think it’s hilarious!

Good move, CNN.

And, just like that, we’re back to the ‘Jesus wasn’t white! Derp!’ thing again.


Walsh has a knack for finding these gems.

We’ll just wrap this one up with some wisdom from Under the Sea:

Ariel, listen to meThe human world, it’s a messLife under the seaIs better than anything they got up there