"I love Tom Hardy," one person tweeted," but him as Jafar is awful casting. Come on whitewashing a character is not only wrong it never work out for any movie."
Another person pointed out, "The first song in Aladdin is called Arabian Nights. Arabian. And you want Tom Hardy...to play Jafar." Yeah, that boggles our mind, too.
Many people found a way to use the "Oh no baby, what is you doing?" gif in messages like "Hearing Disney is considering casting Tom Hardy as the decidedly non-caucasian Jafar in Aladdin." And, "Me @ Disney when I found out live action Mulan may not have singing and Tom Hardy might play Jafar in Aladdin."
Here's the hoping this Hardy rumor is just that.