Mena Massoud deactivates Twitter following a backlash over a comment on The Little Mermaid

After receiving criticism for commenting on The Little Mermaid, Mena Massoud, who is best known for Disney’s Aladdin, has deactivated his Twitter account.                             
Following a report that the live-action musical adaption of the 1989 animated film is projected to earn $115 on its domestic box office weekend, the Egyptian-Canadian actor compared the new movie to his 2019 film, Aladdin, which has not been granted a sequel despite opening to a similar number.

“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,” he tweeted on Saturday, May 13.

“My guess is TLM doesn’t cross the billion mark but will undoubtedly get a sequel.”

His tweet was in response to another user weighing in on why Aladdin never got a sequel despite its strong box-office performance.

Massoud quickly garnered backlash over his comment, prompting him to scrub his entire Twitter account. Now, a visit to his account will be greeted with a message that reads, “This account doesn’t exist.”

Massoud’s words come across as bitter as he recently confirmed that Aladdin is ” very unlikely” to get a sequel. The film, which also stars Will Smith as the genie, went on to gross $1.051 billion worldwide against a production budget of $183 million, but a sequel has not been officially greenlit by Disney.

The Little Mermaid will be released in US theaters on May 26.

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