JK Rowling Has Shut Down All Those People That Can't Handle A Black Actress Playing Hermione
The Debrief: Check yourselves at the door guys. She's a great actress and that's all that matters.
And so, the most anticipated play in recent memory has been cast.
The Cursed Child, JK Rowling's stage version of the next instalment of the Harry Potter story (which is set to feature Ron, Harry and Hermione as grown-ups) has finally got a cast list. Jamie Parker is set to play Harry, Paul Thornley will play Ron and Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione.
Some people haven't been stoked about the casting of Noma, though. Mainly because (and huge giant eye roll and sigh here), she's black.
Twitter users took to the social media site to air their 'concerns'.
Black Hermione just killed the HP Universe for me D: I never imagined her as a black girl and this is so... weird O_o #CursedChild— Beny (@YTBeny) December 21, 2015
So they black faced Hermione for the new Harry Potter play. I'm done with culture.— Made in Calcio (@MadeinCalcio) December 21, 2015
@Hypable jk Rowling was heavily involved in the casting of the films, hermione was casted as a white girl. Debate ended.— hemmings (@ChefHemmings) December 21, 2015
JK Rowling, though, her of the excellent shut downs, has something predictably excellent to say on the matter...
Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione □ https://t.co/5fKX4InjTH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 21, 2015
END OF DEBATE PEOPLE.
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