hen J.K. Rowling wrote the Harry Potter series, she created some of the most beloved characters in the history of literature. Children and adults alike formed a deep connection to Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and their likenesses have been recreated by fans countless times as a form of tribute.
So when a talented artist posted her impressive drawing of the trio on Twitter, she expected a positive response from other fans who loved the books as much as she did.
Unfortunately, the reaction from many was not what she anticipated, and the reason might make your blood boil...
In early July, artist Anoosha Syed posted this drawing of Harry, Ron, and Hermione to her personal Twitter account.
Syed stated on Twitter that, because the story is set in the ’90s, she decided to stylize her drawing to represent the totally fly time period.
She added in the comments that “Hermione is obviously a Monica. Ron and Harry fight over who is the Joey. Hermy tells Harry he’s a Ross, obviously. This becomes a fight.”
Tons of users loved the concept, and commented with words of support.
Syed added to the fun 90’s theme with additional comments.
“Hermione knows what a zigazig-ah is. It’s a spell that lets girls get what they really really want. (Scary Spice is a witch, don’t you know),” she added.
Okay, this may be the most adorably fun take on characters that we’ve seen in a while.
We can definitely see Hermione having Destiny's Child posters all over her room at Hogwarts, can't you?
And we can also definitely see Ron hiding an N’Sync poster in his closet.
We seriously can’t get enough of ’90s Harry Potter. Can you please make a comic out of this concept?!
And while the artist received a huge amount of positive responses to her drawing, Internet trolls also started voicing their outrage over one detail of her piece.
The fact that Syed had chosen to draw Hermione as a black character hit a nerve for some people.
They were quick to pipe in with how “wrong” she was about her interpretation.
Some did so in at least a somewhat respectful way.
This comment came after a debate about how the covers of the books portrayed the characters.
After many users commented that Rowling never directly stated Hermione’s ethnicity, user Kuhntee Nyctiproc responded that the author approved this official cover art, thus somehow “proving” that Hermione is white.
And while these comments might infuriate you, just wait until you see what some other people had the audacity to say…