There’s a reason that people are angry over the Face Claims that people are using for Fred II Weasley and Roxanne Weasley.
Their mother is a Black woman. And she’s not a light skinned Black woman.
This means that Fred II and Roxanne will NOT have red hair. And you will be able to tell that they are children of People of Color.
This website shows a list of celebrities. The first couple of celebrities have a Black parent and a White parent. Examples are Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Shemar Moore, Sade, Derek Jeter, Drake (Rapper), Jasmine Guy, and President Barack Obama. And though she’s not listed there, Paula Patton is another example. You can see that they have a Black parent. You can also see that some of them have a White parent.
To make George and Angelina’s kids fully Caucasian is disrespectful. It devalues Angelina as their mother. There are tons of characters in the Harry Potter series that have two White parents. These characters DON’T and as such should not look like they do.
I hope that people will understand this situation more now, as it’s not something that should be passed over.
Okay, I know I said no political stuff until after the holidays, but this has been all over my dash and I just can’t not say anything anymore.
For those of y’all who don’t know, there are certain people within the Harry Potter fandom that refuse to acknowledge the fact that 1. Angelina Johnson is black, 2. George Weasley married a black woman, 3. they had offspring, 4. those offspring are not white. The result is RP groups giving face claims of white actors/actresses/whatevers to Fred II and Roxanne.
I don’t even need to comment on the whitewashing of Fred and Roxanne Weasley. Everyone else has already said everything that I could possibly say. It’s stupid, it’s racist, and the people doing it have obviously missed the Harry Potter message of tolerance.
BUT I have also seen a lot of comments about how impossible it is for them to be redheaded, and, to be frank, that offends me. It offends me because I have what I’ll call a Weasley aunt. I’ll explain.
My grandparents are 99% black (1% eh for the usual allowances), and my mom’s older sister is redheaded, green eyed, fair skinned (by no means paper white, but definitely a lot fairer than her brothers and sisters), and freckle faced. She looks like a fucking Weasley. Is she impossible? Is she not actually my aunt? Did my grandparents pluck her out of a garbage bag on their way home one day? No. No they did not. My gran’s half-brothers and sisters, all of whom also have black parents, are also redheaded and freckle faced. Are they impossible too? I think not.
By saying it’s impossible for George and Angelina to have redheaded and/or light-eyed children, you are denying the genetics of families like mine.
So no. Fred II and Roxanne Weasley are not white. They do not have porcelain complexions, and chances are (1 in 3 million scientific chances are) their eyes aren’t blue either. But they can be redheaded. They can have freckles. And they can still be brown while doing it.