J.K. Rowling Calls Out To People Criticizing Casting Of A Black Hermione

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out to People Criticizing Casting of a Black Hermione
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Rowling is calling people’s critics racist and idiotic as they raise their doubts over the casting of an African British actress for Hermione in The Cursed Child.

The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is just days away from its first performance. The story revolves around the nineteen years later version of Harry, Ron and Hermione and their children.

The fans were treated to the first official photoshoot of the cast in their wizarding garb. While the fans are excited to see a glimpse of the post series stories. There has been a troubling matter at hand.

A few months ago, when the cast for the Golden Trio of Harry Potter was announced, audience found out that award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni had been cast as Hermione Granger.

Hermione has been played by Emma Watson throughout the course of 8 films. Many fans and critics came out as shocked that an African British actress or to say in their words, a black actress had been cast to play Hermione.

The biggest platform for this rally of critics has been on the social media. Some critics have pointed out that the lines, she went white with fear could only mean that Hermione is white.

There is no one who is taking more offence by this type of critique than J.K. Rowling herself. Having already tweeted once that brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever were the ways she had described Hermione everywhere.

Skin color was never mentioned anywhere. She wrote that she loved black Hermione. In a recent interview, Rowling expressed her anguish over the critics. She said that she knew that idiots were going to be idiotic given her experience on social media.

She said that Noma was cast for the role because she was the perfect person for the job. Rowling is defending her black Hermione fiercely as the play opens Tuesday at the Palace Theatre in London, with the official opening July 30.

Sources: CNN, VanityFair

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