I originally wasn’t going to say anything about this but it keeps coming up and it’s really pissing me off.
The actress playing Hermione in The Cursed Child is black and now everyone’s losing their minds. Why? Racism. That is what it comes down to because otherwise no one would give a damn. However, what about all of the times that white actors were hired to play people of color? Nobody cares about that though right? Also, what’s so wrong with people of color finally getting some representation in such a huge and popular story. CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!
Someone tried to say that it wasn’t about racism and that it was about consistency of the movie franchise. Uh….Hello the movie franchise is over! So that’s a bullshit excuse to cover up the fact that you’re a racist bigot. Nice try.
At the end of the day, J.K. Rowling, the author and creator of the character is totally fine with it. Her opinion is honestly the only one that matters so please stop. It’s been decided.