Lizzo Responds to Petition for Her to Play Ursula in 'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake

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Lizzo performs at Mojave Tent during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

Lizzo and her fans know that she was meant to play Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Just a week after the songstress uploaded a video on Twitter singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" decked in the villain's full costume, one fan decided to make a Change.org petition to ensure Lizzo gets the role she deserves. The petition, and Lizzo's video, came following news that actress Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula in the live-action remake. 

"In the most self-aware statement that anyone has ever made, Lizzo has gone on record to say that Ursula would be her dream role," the petition, which currently is almost at its 1000 signature goal, reads. "Lizzo is a big grrrrl with the rising star power and the sheer vocal ability that make her the perfect Ursula casting decision. Truth Hurts, and Disney seriously needs to rethink this casting."

Lizzo has already responded to the petition, writing a simple "Omg" alongside an octopus and mermaid emoji. See below.

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