Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald.”
A new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” was released Tuesday and confirmed a longtime fan theory about Voldemort’s snake, Nagini.
The serpent who acted as one of the Dark Lord’s horcruxes was actually once a woman.
Early in the trailer, Credence (Ezra Miller) calls out to Nagini at a circus and we see actress Claudia Kim transform into the familiar snake.
Many were floored at the initial revelation. Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to say it’s a reveal she has been sitting on for about 20 years.
But soon afterward, fans started questioning the casting of an Asian actress in the role.
Many find it problematic that a woman of color is playing a cursed woman who eventually becomes a snake and slave to “Harry Potter” villain, Voldemort.
maybe “circus performer who turns into a murderous snake“ isn’t the best choice of role for one of the two WOC in the franchise.
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 25, 2018
someone is gonna write a take about how “omg this decision about nagini is actually WOKE Asians can b racist ????so it’s okay if an asian woman is portrayed as an EVIL COLD SLIT EYED ANIMAL!!!” and i really won’t be here for it
— the handmaiden stan (@MlMAKIRIGOE) September 25, 2018
wait so nagini is being played by an asian woman and she like…. becomes voldemort’s ”’pet”’???? is she…. is she a Fantastic Beast newt must Find???? oh this is bad. this is very very bad
— ✍️ (@neonacropolis) September 25, 2018
so this is a character who’s cursed because she is a woman and is forced to become a
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