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Katie Leung saw 'a lot of racist shit' in Harry Potter fan site comments



Leung played Harry and Cedric Diggory’s love interest Cho Chang in the franchise.
She discovered abusive websites set up about her, many of them containing racist insults.
She felt pressurised to live up to the ‘pretty and popular’ description of Cho in the books.
She didn’t get any interview or media training before, her publicists told her to deny the racist abuse.
Even though she’d seen it with her own eyes. She’ll just saying everything’s great.

"I was Googling myself at one point, I remember reading all the comments, and there was a lot of racist shit. Somebody had actually created a website, a hate site."

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Tags: asian celebrities, british celebrities, fandom / stan culture, harry potter, race / racism
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