Not Everyone Was Excited for Black Hermione. But we're LIT anyways.

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| December 21 2015,

2:02 pm


To all the black Harry Potter fans out there, we finally got our black Hermione!
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Yes, you read that right! Noma Dumezweni will be starring as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is a short story that takes place 19 years after the last Harry Potter book. Of course, when I heard this, I was beyond excited and I definitely was not the only one. It is about time that we have some awesome women of color in these fantasy books

https://twitter.com/literalporn/status/678998477909524480 https://twitter.com/iSmashFizzle/status/678712717180608512 But, of course, not everyone was excited to see Hermione played by a black woman

https://twitter.com/TheSamGrady/status/678970048279654401 https://twitter.com/Tiaarr/status/679011465668468737 https://twitter.com/Cetezram/status/679010395231793152 https://twitter.com/catlliure2/status/679055798849417218 https://twitter.com/GazDemorare/status/678945867382939648 https://twitter.com/Justin_Bebis/status/679000796533510144 And of course people responded right back to this hate
I mean even J.K. Rowling and Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, supported it.So what's good haters? But don't worry Noma's Black girl magic isn't stunted because of these haters. You go girl!

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