Hermoine Is Now A Black Woman….Let The Purge Commence!!!
Now before we begin, I have some disheartening news. Bare with me because what I’m about to say may fly in the face of the butterfly kisses and leprechaun hand jobs that constitute our day to day lives but it must be said…
…Did you know that there are certain spaces on the internet that lose their goddamn minds whenever they feel something/someone/nothing at all is infringing on their whiteness? Poppycock? I’m afraid not. Vulture reports:
““Many have applauded the long-overdue arrival of a race-bent interpretation of the beloved genius witch, but, as always, haters gon’ hate. And for those who can’t wrap their heads around the idea of a character who’s long been played by a white woman now recast as black in a sequel, J.K. Rowling is here to remind anyone who has a problem with Dumezweni joining the Harry Potter universe that Hermione Jean Granger was never explicitly written as white””
I’ve got to say that white people on the internet have had a hard time of it over the past year and a half. What with numerous police assaults being publicized throughout the media at an unprecedentedly ferocious pace making sure to highlight the fact that they’re overwhelmingly racially motivated, finding out that there’s at least one Stormtrooper in the Star Wars Universe that can recite every line from Jay-Z’s Can I Live, having to deal with the lunch box of crazy that is Rachel Dolezal, and now this. It’s one punch after another that slowly takes the wind outta their 400+ year sails and I feel for them, I do. At least until I remember that it’s a fucking fictional character whose interpretation will never be consistent amongst it’s millions of fans because the message the character embodies dwarfs whatever physical aesthetics we can ascribe to her. Still….My condolences for the whole Dolezal thing white people.
Originally published at fukette.com.