BlackHogwarts goes viral, Rowling sends blessings

People have been imagining the hit movie series with an all-black cast

13:11 January 14, 2018
Caleb McLaughlin
Yara Shahidi

The hashtag BlackHogwarts is now trending on Twitter with people imagining all the characters from the popular fantasy novel and movie series Harry Potter to be of African descent. The author, J.K. Rowling, wholeheartedly approves.

From title character Harry Potter and his best friend Hermione Granger to headmaster Albus Dumbledore, from Professor Snape to Lord Voldemort, all the roles are imagined by Twitter users to be played by famous black actors or actresses, which are displayed in pictures and gifs posted online.

According to one fan’s cast list, Caleb Mclaughlin can be Harry while Yara Shahidi can star as Hermione. Another fan suggests Zoe Kravitz play Hermione and Morgan Freeman play Dumbledore.

Apart from the cast list, specific scenes and plots are reset by Potter fans. Gifs showing simulated magic classes and featuring facial expressions relevant to the series are applauded and retweeted.

The sport of Quidditch is among the most redesigned scenes.

A fan asked Harry Potter’s creator J.K. Rowling, whether she saw the hashtag. The writer answered on Friday in a tweet: “Seeing them and loving them.”