JK Rowling has already made it perfectly clear that she has no time for the “bunch of racists” who criticise the decision to cast Olivier-award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
When the cast was first announced, she fully supported the casting choice, saying on Twitter, “Rowling loves black Hermione”.
Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione 😘 https://t.co/5fKX4InjTH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 21, 2015
Then in an interview with The Observer last week, she said, “With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot. But what can you say? That’s the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.”
Depressingly, some people have still not got the picture, so Rowling has again had to point out that Dumezweni is “the best actress” for the job.
We found the best actress and she's black. Bye bye, now. https://t.co/1fGmP5znHP— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 10, 2016
Perhaps a Babbling Curse would help stop the trolls?