Harry Potter fans, rejoice – it’s official! Hermione Jean Granger has been canonically announced as a Black woman.Of course, it’s not that simple.
For starters, not everyone is pleased.
The announcement of Hermione’s race came at an announcement of the actors for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play were announced via Twitter.
Along with Noma Dumezweni playing Hermione, Jamie Parker will be playing Harry Potter, while Paul Thornley will be playing Ron Weasley. Of course, fans immediately went to the Internet to showcase their enthusiasm or disappointment with the announcement, some even going as far as to seek out author and Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s opinion on the matter. (Spoiler: she’s totally in support).