J.K Rowling has some harsh words for “racist” Granger haters

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Founder and President of Lumos and Patron of Lumos USA/ Author J.K. Rowling ceremoniously lights the Empire State Building in LumosÕ colors of purple, blue and white to mark the US launch of her non-profit organization at The Empire State Building on April 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

LONDON —  In the upcoming Harry Potter play,  a casting switch up has people talking. According to The Huffington Post, an upcoming casting in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has outraged Potter fans (and white people, everywhere).

People are furious that the newly minted Hermoine Granger, is, indeed now black.  Rowling, made the casting announcement in December but only recently has the brouhaha boiled over.

“With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot,” Rowling said. “But what can you say? That’s the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.”

Via The Observer 

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