I have complete and unshakeable respect for JK Rawlings _ not because she is the best author/writer I have come across or she gave one of the greatest commencement speeches at Harvard University I have ever heard – but because she has not got an iota of patience for small minded big headed myopic injudicious types!! plainly put for illiterate fools.
The best-selling author – who came up with the idea for the Harry Potter novels on a train – hit out at the criticism actress Noma Dumezweni received after she was cast as the brilliant witch in stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child simply because she was black – unfit-black and basically black ! like me…
She defended her decision by stating
“With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot,” she told The Observer . “But what can you say? That’s the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.
“I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione ‘turned white’ – that is, lost colour from her face after a shock – that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with.”
Seriously even if Hermoine turned purple pink or blue , just like Idris Elba and James Bond – Harry Poter is too elite a movie to carry a black leading character like a witch – yet that is the best role we get just because we are black _ imagine the irony!
You are black you can’t get roles _ when you get roles they can hardly be lead roles _ when they are lead roles you have to deal with a backlash from haters and racists _ who wins in the end??
The black person you all can’t stop talking about !
Go Hermoine Noma Dumezweni_ we are rooting for you! Be blessed by the black curse and lead with pride.