To all the black Harry Potter fans out there, we finally got our black Hermione! Photo: giphy.com 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. https://twitter.com/kdc/status/678996946955161600 https://twitter.com/WritersofColour/status/678981429443866624 https://twitter.com/Karnythia/status/678976032850862080 https://twitter.com/DonNohVarr/status/678969749955457024 I mean even J.K. Rowling and Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, supported it. https://twitter.com/Mattdavelewis/status/678916324249214976 https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/678888094339366914
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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