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J.K. Rowling has been known for her Twitter clap-backs and progressive viewpoints, but the iconic author has also been known to have problematic lapses. This week, Rowling is under fire for the casting of a Korean actress in the role of Nagini — Voldemort’s pet snake and final horcrux — who it was revealed in the final Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald trailer Tuesday was at one point a human woman.

Some critics took issue with the casting online, calling it “after-the-fact diversity” at best and flat out racist at worst.

Before the trailer, the mysterious role of actress Claudia Kim was billed as simply “the Maledictus,” which the Harry Potter Wiki defines as “a female individual who was a carrier of a blood curse that would eventually lead her to turn into a beast permanently.”

It would appear from the trailer and the information unearthed by Potterheads — gotta give the fandom credit for their dedication and deep knowledge of the mythology — Kim’s character is capable of transforming into a snake when Crimes of Grindelwald starts and is working in a circus, performing her transformations for astonished muggles. It’s understood that at some point, her curse turns her into a snake permanently and she somehow becomes the pet of Lord Voldemort.

In her customary fashion, Rowling jumped to the defense of the decision on Twitter, citing Indonesian mythology as the origin for the character’s storyline and casting.

Some of those critics were not very receptive of J.K.’s comment which seemed a little out of context and to be making the wrong point. Indian author Amish Tripathi even pointed out that her statement might even be a little misleading.

While the controversy rages on online (as it tends to do) some fans are just happy for the optics of a Korean woman being represented in a huge mainstream movie franchise. They spoke out in support of Kim and a few pointed out that since the story is a fantasy and Nagini is enslaved by someone who is supposed to be a purely evil villain, the casting was not offensive to them.