Dear Fantastic Beasts fandom,
Please stop characterizing Newt’s body language and reluctance to meet people’s eyes as shyness. He might very well be shy, but this in particular is because he’s autistic, not shy.
Stop erasing the little representation we have – especially when it’s one of the few positive ones we have.
He’s autistic af. It’s okay to say it. Autistic isn’t a bad word.
An Autistic Person