BLACK VOICES
22/12/2015 5:51 AM AEDT

Some People Are Pissed Off About The Casting Of A Black Hermione Granger

Too bad there isn't a magical spell to silence the haters.

Recent news about the casting of "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child," the upcoming play sequel to the popular books, had many social media users up in arms.

The reason? Beloved heroine Hermione Granger will be played by black actress Noma Dumezweni.

Haters on Twitter were not happy with the decision of Hermione "turned black."

But to the contrary, many fans of the series have already considered Hermione as black. From her thick, bushy brown hair to her blood status as a minority within the Wizarding world (and all the racial slurs that are thrown her way), she could easily be black.

Additionally, JK Rowling never specified the character's skin color. 

And with the fan war escalating on Twitter, Queen Rowling laid down the final word:

Take that, haters. 

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