The makeup artist who gave Ursula her look in “The Little Mermaid” says the blowback he’s gotten from members of the LGBTQ community is ridiculous … that only someone from that community should have been tapped for the job.
Peter King, a seasoned makeup artist, has been under fire from some LGBTQ members, who groused Melissa McCarthy‘s sea witch character — inspired by drag queen Divine — should not have been done up at the hands of anyone outside the community.
King went on the offensive, saying, “I find that very offensive. Why can’t I do as good a job as a queer makeup artist?”
Mr. King is seasoned at his craft, doing makeup for “The Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi, and “Spider-Man.” He said, “I personally don’t get it. Yes, I’m very old now, so that’s fine, I get that too, but you know, a makeup artist or makeup designer could design makeup, they don’t have to have an attachment to the nature of what they’re doing.”
Meanwhile, the #1 film this weekend — expected to top $120M — had a famous guest in one of the theaters … Halle Bailey, who posted video of herself in disguise taking in the action.
And, speaking of action, a fight broke out at one theater … unsure what it was about, but fists were flying — adult fists — which is crazy, right?