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.

But, of course, not everyone was excited to see Hermione played by a black woman.

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!