the response to fans of colour who often can’t help but be disappointed by casting news (since it’s usually yet another instance where racial minorities are excluded) is always so over the top and nasty as though the disappointment is ruining lives.
it’s like, hollywood caters to the people who hold the majority of privilege and power all the time; these decisions are being made by people who are all about the status quo. disappointed fans have very little impact on a decision that is already set in stone.
you can be happy if you want, but other people aren’t going to be. and that’s okay. people are allowed to have different feelings. leave them to deal with their disappointment and work through their thoughts without inserting yourself into the conversation to invalidate those feelings as if they aren’t totally justifiable.