Potter Love Racially Abused Online

The teenage actress playing HARRY POTTER's first love in upcoming sequel HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE has been targetted by a racist hate campaign.

Scottish KATIE LEUNG, 17, beat out competition from thousands of young actresses when she won the role of CHO CHANG in the movie, slated for a November (05) release.

But Leung, of Asian descent, has been the victim of racial abuse on various Potter websites where her face is plastered on obscene photographs. Leung has also been labelled an "ugly bitch".

Her father PETER, 42, says, "It's frightening. I can't make sense of it. Katie has seen these sites too. It's a great pressure on her."

11/04/2005 13:59

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i auditioned 4 that part, i ave 2 admit i was jelous wen u got dat part bt i wudnt do such a fing! i mean they're crazy, how many pple auditioned? 1000 some1s gotta win! i h8 ppl dat get all workd up + cruel over celebs.bt wat made me angry was dat i ddnt get a reply 4rm dem... at all! o wels i got over dat.. hehecongratulations kate! ive seen d previews... ur pweedy, dnt worry i aint a lez lol
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they are only jealous of katie i hope you can read this comment.
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What did people think when they read the book and saw her name? What nationality did they think was going to play the part of a girl named Cho Chang? It's just a movie people and she is an actress, not his real girlfriend.
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I agree. Not about the good looking part because Im a boy. You should be proud because you got the part. Dont let what they say affect you. They are just mad because they are too lazy to try out themselves. Im sure even if they did you would have beaten them anyway.
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they are only jealous to Katie Leung..........i hope you read are comment.
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