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Katie Leung Opens Up About Facing Racist Abuse After Being Cast In Harry Potter As Cho Chang


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Actress Katie Leung not too long ago appeared on the Chinese language Chippy Lady podcast and opened up concerning the backlash she confronted on-line, after being solid as Hogwarts witch Cho Chang in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Hearth.

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Katie who was 16 on the time stated, “I was, like, googling myself at one point, and I was on this website, which was kind of dedicated to the kind of Harry Potter fandom. “I bear in mind studying all of the feedback. And, yeah, it was quite a lot of racist sh*t,” Katie added.

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The backlash reportedly began after photos of her shooting at the sets had leaked in the papers. “It had acquired to the papers after which somebody secretly took a photograph of me,” she remembered. “I simply broke down. I simply began crying.”

“After which anyone had truly created an internet site, a hate website Â- it was like, should you disagree with this casting, then click on on this button after which it might simply be like a rely of how many individuals disagreed with the casting and you’ll simply see a quantity. I do know, it is terrible. It is so terrible,” Leung added.

She revealed that she had reached out to a publicist to talk about it, but she was told to keep it away from the press. “I bear in mind them saying to me, ‘Oh, look Katie, we have not seen these, these web sites that persons are speaking about’.”

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Katie who is now 33 years old, revealed that she was in denial and added, “And you already know, should you get requested that simply say it is not true, say it is not taking place.'”

“Wanting again…I put it to the again of my thoughts. I do not know if that’s the easiest way to cope with it, however that’s naturally what I did with a purpose to transfer on and be a superb actor,” she added.

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