Apr 17, 2013 at 11:52AM EDT
You know, there’s something about this that kind of… disgusts me, in a way. I mean, J.K. Rowling put the character in to appease the assholes who would have shouted at her to be ’more P.C." (if the speaker is to be believed.)
J.K Rowling never /had/ to put the character in at all. She never /had/ to make her anything but a bit-part. She didn’t make Cho Chang to be a ‘whiny asian girl’. She didn’t make the character to be a caricature. She just made a character, and made her Chinese. That’s all. She gave her a heritage she didn’t know much about, so she just characterized her as a normal teenage girl.
A normal. Teenage. Girl.
And I know, that if she did give the minor character of cho chang a shit ton of ‘HEY! LOOK AT ME! I’M OF ASIAN DESCENT!" This speaker would still yell about it.
Cho Chang was a horrible character. A lot of J. K. Rowling’s characters were horrible. Rant about that, not because they were a minority, AND horrible characters.
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