Writer J.Okay. Rowling responded to the casting controversy surrounding the upcoming movie “Fantasic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” on Wednesday.
The newly launched trailer for the upcoming movie revealed Claudia Kim, a South Korean actress, will likely be portraying Nagini, a snake who serves as a slave to the villain Voldemort.
Rowling, the world-renowned writer of the “Harry Potter” sequence, defended her choice to forged Kim because the snake. Rowling responded to a tweet from a social media consumer who stated it was “rubbish” to forged a Korean girl as a Nagini. Rowling wrote the film’s screenplay and serves as a producer for the movie.
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“Pay attention Joanne, we get it, you didn’t embrace sufficient illustration once you wrote the books. However instantly making Nagini right into a Korean girl is rubbish. Illustration as an afterthought for extra woke factors is just not good illustration,” a social media consumer tweeted to Rowling.
Rowling replied, “The Naga are snake-like legendary creatures of Indonesian mythology, therefore the identify ‘Nagini.’ They’re typically depicted as winged, typically as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia includes just a few hundred ethnic teams, together with Javanese, Chinese language and Betawi. Have a stunning day.”
The writer additionally stated the half was a “maledictus” or “a human reworked into an animal by a communicable blood curse,” Time reported.
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“Maledictuses are all the time girls, whereas werewolves could be both intercourse. The Maledictus carries a blood curse from delivery, which is handed down from mom to daughter,” Rowling defined in a tweet.
This isn’t the primary time the movie has been criticized for its casting.
“Unbelievable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” acquired backlash over casting Johnny Depp within the movie regardless of the home violence allegations made in opposition to him by his former spouse Amber Heard.