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Years Before J.K. Rowling Controversy, Harry Potter’s Cho Chang Was Allegedly Asked To Deny Racist Backlash

Harry Potter has been entertaining folks for decades, and the property is showing no signs of slowing down. It all started with J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels, which were eventually made into a blockbuster film franchise. And while there are currently controversies surrounding both Rowling and Johnny Depp, we’re learning more about what it was like working on the original franchise. Actress Katie Leung played Harry’s love interest Cho Chang for five movies, and she recently revealed the racist backlash she faced. What’s more, she was reportedly told to deny said backlash when doing press.

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