i live near the sea. and there was this story …

i live near the sea. and there was this story passed down to us kids about a mermaid saving a man from drowning while he was in the storm and stories of her protecting out barrio from the japanese soldiers. so while i was reading sites i noticed that mermaids basically have bad reputation in other countries contrary to ours. why??

I have my theories on why mermaids are demonized but there really isn’t a definite answer as to why. This is super neat though.