Mena Massoud deletes Twitter following anger over The Little Mermaid statement.

Mena Massoud, the star of Aladdin, closed his Twitter account on Saturday after infuriating fans of The Little Mermaid.

The actor, 31, landed in hot water after claiming that the upcoming live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey, 23, will not 'pass the billion mark' but will 'undoubtedly' get a sequel.

Massoud, who played Aladdin in the 2019 live-action adaptation starring Will Smith, was reacting to an account that predicted TLM's opening 

weekend would be approximately $115 million, compared to Aladdin's $112 million. 'Our film was unique in that audiences went to see it several times.

It's the only way our opening broke the billion-dollar barrier. 'My guess is that TLM won't make a billion dollars, but it will surely receive a sequel,' he added.

The Egyptian-Canadian actor faced anger after making the remark, prompting him to delete his whole Twitter account. 

The original remark has vanished, and his page is now inaccessible, with a 'This account doesn't exist' message.

Many thought Mena's remark was a jab, implying that the Little Mermaid wasn't worth a future sequel. 

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