Skip to comments.J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Harry Potter' Character Dumbledore Is Gay
Posted on 10/20/2007 8:40:13 AM PDT by Zakeet
NEW YORK Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay.
J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.
She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."
"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.
She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," Rowling said of Dumbledore's feelings, adding that Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."
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Quoting further from the article, "Not everyone likes her work, Rowling said, likely referring to Christian groups that have alleged the books promote witchcraft. Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason.
What a stupid headline. She did not REVEAL her character was gay. It is a character. IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF SEX. She is pretending it is gay.
So is Dumbeldore the teacher who grabbed Harry’s potter?
One wonders why it was necessary to tell the world that Dumbledore was gay. The books are written; let them be.
It does bring a whole new meaning to the term “Head Boy”, doesn’t it?
Ha Ha Ha. In her mind. Yeah I bet she had some serious thoughts about all that.
I'm going to say this again....
So Dumple-a-dore had a bathroom fling and the another wizard and he never called him back, so he killed the witch.
Ha Ha. Can't wait for the next book. Hairy Bottom and the Bathroom Brawl.
Harry Bottom and the Wide Stance.
To yank the religious right’s chain for trying so hard to block kids from reading them. All she has to do is say this and the far right will scream, book sales will jump, and she will smile.
The gratuitous news that Dumbeldore was homosexual, and Rowling's little dig that this will give Christians one more reason to criticize the work, really irks me.
I found the books to be generally well plotted, with good characterization. As works of literature, I think they stand on good ground. But Rowling has definitely gone down a bit in my estimation. Foolish, unnecessary, anti-Christian thing to do. She's an ass.
Liberals have learned that if they make outrageous or controversial statements the media jumps all over it & they get tons of free publicity or “buzz”. “Buzz” sells books, movies, tv shows, etc.
Famous people aren’t famous anymore when people quit talking about them. When the fame dries up, usually the money does too.
Always follow the money trail.
You beat me by 2 minutes, I posted this in chat though.
if a kid has time to read a book, he does not have enough chores to do. Parents these days.
Good grief. AP considers this news?
IMO, we were lucky she didn’t flip Harry in the last book. How she could have passed up that opportunity is beyond me. There is a sickness in the land. The almost reverence with which some folks hold up homosexuality, is hard for me to comprehend.
Look, I’m not here to condemn homosexuals. I am here to lament the idea of lofting them at every opportunity.
Do we loft heterosexuals based solely on their sexual decisions? I realize the left does (Bill Clinton), but I’d like to think the right is a bit beyond that.
IMHO, Ms. Rowling is slightly daft. She is treating an entirely fictional character as if it was a real person.
How nice to be able to stick us in the eye by remote control. “This outrage is not my fault. Dumbledore’s the queer, not me.”
I never would have known by the way he dressed, or the way a gay guy played him in the movies. He DID look like he floated on air.
That is just gratuitous.
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