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Sunday 9 August, 2020

Shaggy's Little Mermaid costume; the talk of the Twitterverse

Shaggy in a promotional clip from the live-action-musical The Little Mermaid. (Photo: via Instagram)

Shaggy in a promotional clip from the live-action-musical The Little Mermaid. (Photo: via Instagram)

It's been less than 24 hours since the premiere of The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid and the Internet is far from pleased with the costume selected for Shaggy as Sebastian, the Jamaican crab. 

Shaggy appeared during ABC’s Tuesday night telecast of a semi-live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid (TLM).

Shaggy (left) with fellow castmates Guillermo Rodriguez (centre) and John Stamos backstage.

During the Tuesday night telecast, viewers witnessed the live performance of the animated classic. Though there were mixed reviews, Twitter folks were mostly disappointed and shared their thoughts on Shaggy's less-than-impressive "crab garb".

Shaggy wore a full red ensemble including a moto jacket, denim pants, red sneakers, and worst of all: red fingerless gloves. TLM fans are not feeling it!

Here's what the internet is saying about Shaggy's Sebastian costume or the lack thereof...

And in typical Karen Smith meme humour...you'd love this one if you're a fan of Mean Girls, the movie.

But, Robert Mills, ABC’s senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late-night, tweeted an explanation for the swift costume change. Apparently, Shaggy had claws but ditched them because "...it looked ridiculous."

Crowned_Re'Becca believed Shaggy said no...

On the flipside, Shaggy had a wonderful show, endured the two-hour-long performance, and had the support of his wife Rebecca Packer Burrell and his daughters Kelsey and Madison.

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