There's even an online petition to evict Charlie from the red room.
Still, fans are struggling to accept this casting truth. To calm the masses, the film's producer Dana Brunetti explained on Twitter, "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favorite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective."
Hey, Dana, we could have warned you to expect this Fifty Shades of Outrage. Long before the official announcement, rumors about who'd win the hot and heavy lead role caused some incredibly heated exchanges here on YourTango (especially when we dared to suggest Ian Somerhalder wasn't the right choice for the part).
Clearly you guys had a lot of opinions about this—and some of those comments were quite, uh, emphatic. Here were some of our favorites, along with an appropriate reaction.