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154 Responses to Dumbledore is Gay

  1. Profile photo of ladynerd
    ladynerd Female 18-29
    252 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 12:10 am
    Link: Dumbledore is Gay - JK Rowling outs the character.
  2. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:10 am
    i read this on yahoo yesterday... *yawn*
  3. Profile photo of Novem006
    Novem006 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:13 am
    KNEW IT!!!
  4. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 2:14 am
    Good lord. Why couldn`t she have told us in one of the books? I`m starting to get irritated how Rowling keeps giving more and more canon information out, and yet it`s not written down anywhere.
  5. Profile photo of EvilSock737
    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
    442 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Hahahahahaha... That is too awesome.
  6. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Lmfao, I love it. XD
  7. Profile photo of EvilSock737
    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Damnit, I`m still lauging about it...
  8. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:27 am
    now that i know this, my life is complete.
  9. Profile photo of steerpike_
    steerpike_ Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:31 am
    publicity stunt.
  10. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:47 am
    I think she pulled that one out of the air to get attention.

    Oh well. I`ve long gotten over Harry Potter.

  11. Profile photo of LleetLlama
    LleetLlama Male 18-29
    358 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 3:00 am
    And then I think "Old men taking it up the ass."
  12. Profile photo of Kragoth
    Kragoth Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:07 am
    i heard about this yesterday. And dumbledore and harry were so close... SO CLOSE... *cough*
  13. Profile photo of Shickawow
    Shickawow Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:16 am
    The best piece of news I`ve ever seen.
    Ever.
  14. Profile photo of KazeCloud
    KazeCloud Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Aw gay? =/
  15. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:43 am
    OH MY GOD!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    this is pretty much the worst news in the world ever! I`d rather hear that Voldemort has returned and made us all his slaves. :(

    at least theres nobody who is gay in the aqua teen series, and star wars! George Lucas has it right, don`t say that any of your characters are gay. Jar Jar may be gay (the tongue incident and C-3PO saying he is odd) but he is the only exception.

  16. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:53 am
    ""
    OH MY GOD!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    this is pretty much the worst news in the world ever! I`d rather hear that Voldemort has returned and made us all his slaves. :(

    at least theres nobody who is gay in the aqua teen series, and star wars! George Lucas has it right, don`t say that any of your characters are gay. Jar Jar may be gay (the tongue incident and C-3PO saying he is odd) but he is the only exception.
    ""

    So, your into children`s wizard books and homophobia? lol, you must be popular.

  17. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:58 am
    It explains a few things. Wish this could have been worked into the actual story though. Would have definently pissed people off :P
  18. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:08 am
    Who cares about this garbage?
  19. Profile photo of blargendarg
    blargendarg Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:21 am
    what he said
  20. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:36 am
    ... <- my amount of caring in material form.
  21. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:41 am
    That makes a lot of sense. And is also kind of cool.

    It explains a lot about Grindewald.

    I don`t think it had to come up with the books. Most authors know a lot more about their characters than they write down. It gives them some depth to not reveal their every little motivation that makes them the person they are.

    Also, it would not have been appropriate for the headmaster to discuss his sexuality with Harry. It would not be appropriate even if he wasn`t gay.

  22. Profile photo of artfulartist
    artfulartist Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:43 am
    omg now the paparazzi won`t leave JK alone now! "is it true??" "who did he fall in love with" oh it`ll be on the news! female fans are crying
  23. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:45 am
    I had my suspicions.
  24. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:47 am
    So that`s why he gave Harry somuch extra attention when he got older... )-|
  25. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:50 am
    "
    That makes a lot of sense. And is also kind of cool.

    It explains a lot about Grindewald.

    I don`t think it had to come up with the books. Most authors know a lot more about their characters than they write down. It gives them some depth to not reveal their every little motivation that makes them the person they are.

    Also, it would not have been appropriate for the headmaster to discuss his sexuality with Harry. It would not be appropriate even if he wasn`t gay."

    who cares? harry potter is a book for elementary schooler and middle schoolers.

  26. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:00 am
    "who cares? harry potter is a book for elementary schooler and middle schoolers."

    As someone who wants to be a writer I find it useful to think about this stuff.

    Anyway, if you don`t care, why do YOU care who does care?

  27. Profile photo of tannerwoody
    tannerwoody Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:03 am
    This will piss off those dumbass christians even more, awesome.
  28. Profile photo of neandie
    neandie Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:20 am
    lol. im a little shocked here. i wasn`t expecting that.
  29. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:03 am
    Old news. Seriously, he had gay written all over him.
  30. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:25 am
    Who cares, really?
  31. Profile photo of bardockjerms
    bardockjerms Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:41 am
    I think she stole another idea from Lord Of The rings, I have not read Potter, but that article mentions something about good wizards and evil wizards having fights? Like in LOTR and now Bumblewhore is gay, sort of like the actor who plays Gandalf..... WOW I`m so friggin smart (sarcasam)
  32. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 7:06 am
    :c
    He`s my favorite effing character.
    She must`ve been drunk when she said that, that can`t be true.
    Or... can it? D:
  33. Profile photo of trinah1
    trinah1 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 7:28 am
    Hmm...future film scenes with dumbledore and harry may seen a bit creepy, but apart from that it`s not like it changes anything much anyway.
  34. Profile photo of realblender
    realblender Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 7:50 am
    i bet she didn`t reveal it until now because she was worried that the other characters might not accept him so willingly if he had told them.

    of course, none of it is real, so it could just be a publicity stunt.

  35. Profile photo of Jaybird13
    Jaybird13 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:02 am
    ha.
    good on her I say. thats gonna stir some people up.
  36. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:04 am
    teiso, i was talking about wat u said. i said who cares about wat u said, we don`t really care bout all those facts

    and if u wana become a writer, read classics (like the ones in the banned books link although those books aren`t even banned)

  37. Profile photo of Jaybird13
    Jaybird13 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:04 am
    And why is everyone saying that this would make dumbledore and Harry`s relationship weird? would it be weird if dumbledores charater was a female?
    Homo dosent automatically pedophile
  38. Profile photo of onenonly2311
    onenonly2311 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:10 am
    I really was happier not knowing this. =(
  39. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:38 am
    Gays are people too. What the hell is wrong with people that makes them think that if you`re not like everybody else, you don`t deserve love?
  40. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:50 am
    omg now the paparazzi won`t leave JK alone now! "is it true??" "who did he fall in love with" oh it`ll be on the news! female fans are crying

    Did you read the article? She addresses all that. It is not a publicity stunt. It came up in the filming of the movie. They introduced a female romantic intrest from his past, and JK Rowling stopped it, to stay true to her character.

  41. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 8:57 am
    Oh god the stinky wand.
  42. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 9:11 am
    I`ve never taken the time to read her books but, judging by the movies I`ve kind of viewed the character "Dumbledore" as being a bit lame for a wizard that has been around for centuries and possessed such limited power. The Harry Potter character is a bit of a let down as well. Sure he started school late but, spending a whole summer on campus knowing that in your life you are most likely to have fight "evil" would you not take the time to learn some tricks and hone your skills?

    As for the gay bit, I believe the author just got sick of the hyped BS and decided just to push the back as kind of a "so what, he is gay thing". A man who has lived that long has probable been through enough relationships to be a bit smitten.

  43. Profile photo of blackliner45
    blackliner45 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 9:48 am
    "who cares? harry potter is a book for elementary schooler and middle schoolers."

    No it`s not... me and my friends like HP, and we`re all 14-15 years old (and in high school). My parents also like the books and films. Harry Potter is for EVERYONE, the young AND old.

  44. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 9:55 am
    Read this earlier today
  45. Profile photo of llamaseacow
    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:07 am
    ummmm......i don`t think anybody really cares about dumbledore being gay....Who cares?
  46. Profile photo of becbec96
    becbec96 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:19 am
    awesome, awesome to the max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  47. Profile photo of Hoogs
    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:26 am
    Dang it, and I used to like Dumbledore :(

    Gays creep me out.

  48. Profile photo of *Crazy Dude*
    *Crazy Dude* Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:29 am
    this news has ruined my life
  49. Profile photo of Yaas
    Yaas Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:50 am
    Gross, I now hate Dumnledore, or w/e his name is.
  50. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:53 am
    Oh every fricken book nowadays plays off of LOTR. And who cares? These books and movies are sh it and will always be sh it. Frankly I think JK whatever is just trying to get publicity. As if the bit ch doesn`t have enough.

    And, btw, why care if teh guy is gay or not? She could change it in a second. It`s all in her head. hey, I have an idea. You guys pay me billions of dillars to tell you about a giant doughnut who saved kids with AIDS. There`s an idea.

  51. Profile photo of cantab
    cantab Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 10:54 am
    Right. Now, can Rowling please either WRITE ANOTHER BOOK if she wants to release more information, or else SHUT THE FORK UP!
  52. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:04 am
    so what? what a drating stupid link to post
  53. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:07 am
    Hoogs
    Male, 18-29, Midwest US

    for your age your A very small minded thing

  54. Profile photo of Mandikins
    Mandikins Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:23 am
    I`ll never be able to read those books the same way again, Jo. Thanks.
  55. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:27 am
    I KNEW IT!
    Its all a lie...
  56. Profile photo of elisita
    elisita Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:32 am
    Brings a whole new meaning to headmaster
  57. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:36 am
    I hate to break it to you but...they`re all freaking Gay. Snape? Gay. Ron? Gay. Hermione? Gay Pron. Harry`s Freaking Owl? Gay. Gayer than a rainbow bumper sticker on the trunk of a VW Beetle Driven by Tinkerbell. "Yeah, this one time, a band camp, I stuck a wand up my..." gay Gay GAY!
  58. Profile photo of CicadaFrolic
    CicadaFrolic Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:59 am
    Elisita, that was good. XD
  59. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    O...kay. Dumbledore`s gay? Random.

    Yay for him, though. :D

  60. Profile photo of DrJack
    DrJack Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    "Let nothing tarnish your memory of Albus Dumbledore."
    Elphias Doge
  61. Profile photo of Pyro_Raver
    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Now go write another book if you please.
  62. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    "Right. Now, can Rowling please either WRITE ANOTHER BOOK if she wants to release more information, or else SHUT THE FORK UP!"

    She`s making an encyclopedia on all the characters and such, so it`ll probably have stuff like this in it. So you can SHUT THE SPOON UP!

  63. Profile photo of Hoogs
    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    Shanir, what`s wrong with being creeped out by gays?
  64. Profile photo of Dorito123
    Dorito123 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    "And, btw, why care if teh guy is gay or not? She could change it in a second. It`s all in her head. hey, I have an idea. You guys pay me billions of dillars to tell you about a giant doughnut who saved kids with AIDS. There`s an idea." haha, couldnt agree more
  65. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    "Does Dumbledore find true love?"

    ... Didn`t he die in the 6th book?

  66. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    Folks she revealed this because she was asked if Dumbledore was ever in love. She explained that she thought of him as gay and that he was smitten by Grindlewald who turned out quite evil. She explained that as a young man with a brilliant mind he was attracted to Grindlewald because he too was brilliant. We know they fought later and that after that Dumbledore renounced his past and became the good guy he is in the books. This just adds some backstory about the fight with Grindlewald. Not a big deal.
  67. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    well, this clears up a few things. I was starting to wonder why dumbledore was so obsessed with grindewald when it was explaining about their past....
  68. Profile photo of phoenix6
    phoenix6 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    oh..im so sad now. Explains a lot though haha
  69. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    Lol at all the people who immediately shout `Publicity stunt!`. I presume you`re all the ones who haven`t read the books. Seriously, book 7 was full of Dumbledore/Grindlewald subtext. And it`s not particularly weird that she never mentioned it outright in the books. They`re all told from Harry`s point of view, and what kind of headmaster discusses his sexuality/past relationships with his students?
  70. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    ..so?
  71. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    I knew it was a crappy story from the start, I only kept reading cause everyone else did.
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    evilempress1 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    don`t worry u guys. he`s dead.
  73. Profile photo of Bluedot34
    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    Headmaster -- LMFAO

    He`s a F/\g !!!!!!!!

    That`s why he let Harry bend over the pensive all the time !!!!

    Snape is a Pedo !!!!!!

  74. Profile photo of Rufifi
    Rufifi Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    rofl Bumblewhore
  75. Profile photo of thereforeiam
    thereforeiam Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    ROFL
  76. Profile photo of Alanda
    Alanda Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    It makes me mad how everyone assumes that since he is gay, he must have been in love with Harry. People, she said he was gay, not a pervert!
  77. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    Well that explains his so called `unhealthy` fixation with Potter...
  78. Profile photo of Critic123
    Critic123 Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    She probably just pulled that out to get attention. Next week she`ll be telling us that Harry is having an affair with Ron or something really stupid like that.
  79. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    critic123:

    Right. She totally made it up. It`s not like she spent the whole evening answering questions about her characters lives outside of what we know in the books. Or that she worked with these characters through 7 best selling books over 10 years. It must be made up just for attention, because she really needs that being the most popular children`s book writer in the last decade. This must be a gimmick because she`s totally short on cash being a multimillionaire. Do you think at all before you post or just slap the keys like a retarded monkey?

  80. Profile photo of Zooks
    Zooks Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    "Hoogs
    Male, 18-29, Midwest US

    for your age your A very small minded thing"

    I could say the same thing to you since you`re too small minded to accept small minded people.

  81. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    Iamnotbored2:

    Um, yeah. She actually DID make the whole damn thing up. COME ON PEOPLE. Why get all worked up about something that came from some one else`s head? She DID make it up, and she CAN change anything she wants because she is the writer.

  82. Profile photo of Hoogs
    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    I`m not small minded, just creeped out by gay people. Is that not allowed?
  83. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    Goldfishqal:

    My point was that is highly unlikely she made it up on the spot. Working over 7 books and 10 years she planned out the lives of her characters in great detail. Its highly unlikely that she decided to make Dumbledore gay on a whim after she had written all the books.

  84. Profile photo of thxfrthmmrs
    thxfrthmmrs Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Why does everyone have to make such a freaking big deal about it??
  85. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    Hooqs;

    There is nothing wrong with being creeped out by certain folks. As long as that feeling does not translate into unfair treatment then it is your perogative to like or not like any section of society that you encounter. There is no requirement for acceptance or agreement for a particular group or lifestyle, but there is a need for tolerance.

  86. Profile photo of Hoogs
    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    I guess I can tolerate it, but I just don`t want to see it.
  87. Profile photo of Starshine24
    Starshine24 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    maybe Ian McKellan can play Dumbledore now... get rid of the horrible Michael Gambon.
    and I highly doubt Dumbles was in love with Harry. If Slughorn knew Harry dated Ginny, wouldn`t Dumbledore know? Didn`t JK say he loved Grindelwald, and renounced all his ideas when G became evil? That sort of thing can take ANYONE off of romantic love. Dumbledore probably loved Harry as a son that he never had.
  88. Profile photo of BabiiGirl93
    BabiiGirl93 Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    Ive stopped following the series....but this sounds like a ridiculous publicity stunt...is she writing a new book or sumthing?
  89. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    Babbigirl:

    No she was answering questions from the audience, try reading the article next time before you say stupid things. A kid asked her if Dumbledore was ever in love and she explained that yes, he was in love with Grindlewald a `evil` wizard when he was younger. It was only 1 of many questions asked about characters outside of what is known in the book. Try reading the article and doing a bit of research so you don`t look like such an idiot next time.

  90. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    Spellcasting:

    "Takeitup TheArseicus!"

  91. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    While waving his wand around, obviously.
  92. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    wow that new.... Xp
  93. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    Dumbledore was always my favorite character, now he is just that much more awesome.
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    Oh, I care so much. Such a thing would only be relevant if she made another book where he has a wizard orgy.
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    lovemeowmix Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    I have no problem with this. I actually think it`s cool, be it a publicity stunt or not... I don`t get what is so bad about gay people, they are some of the most awesome people and friends ever, because they are not so judgemental at the least. I may no be much of a HP fan, but I read books about magick and gays all the time. Hey, try reasing Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle, it`s awesome, and I`m sure you homophobes would love it...

    Anyway, tannerwoody, would it suprise you to see me say that I am a Christian? Have you no respect???

  96. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    i always thought he was bi.

    not that big of a deal for me actually.

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    jdelaney Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 5:59 pm
    I`m not particularly surprised. I always viewed Dumbledore as asexual until the seventh book and then there was so much Dumbledore/Grindewald subtext that it screamed it. And I`m a Christian as well, and I`m not freaking....well, not until I think what this means....

    DUMBLEDORE SLASH PR0N D:!!!

  98. Profile photo of omggilyy
    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    Hahaha a friend of mine told me this.
    and i didnt beleive him.

    :p

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    monktoast Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    damn bleeding heart liberals
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    Well now i am happy Snape killed him.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    Why do you hate gays? Seriously, it isn`t their fault, why can`t they be happy with someone they love?
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    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    One, she didn`t mention it in the book because in no way, shape, or form was it even related to the story.

    And two, I so knew it. Not too hard to tell xD It`s so, so cute, I`m glad she did it!

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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 7:59 pm
    Old news. Actually, his being gay has absolutely no affect on how I view him. I suspected he was such for a long time, and it`s really not a surprise.
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    Mafibofweeb9 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    Dude I think she just made that up right at that moment to be surprising or sumting
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    lockedup Female 18-29
    299 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 8:56 pm
    I think she pulled that out of her ass. She knows that`s an issue in the world today so she didn`t want to leave anyone out... She had all the races in that school, plus the added dimension of the pure/mud blood thing. And then she`s like "oh crap, forgot to put in a gay character!"
  106. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
    563 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    Poor Dumbledore ;-;. The love of his life turned evil and fought him, he was ridiculed for his trust, killed by a friend he trusted (even if it had been planned), and now he`s gonna get bashed. JKR secretly hates him.... lulz
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    nop9001 Male 18-29
    130 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    ok... dilligaf
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:23 pm
    I think she pulled it out of her ass. That note thing could have happened like a week or two ago. I don`t view it as canon, because she said it AFTER all of the books were written. It wouldn`t matter if he were, but why would she make it so that only people looking for it could find out?

    Also, I love how everyone is saying "I saw it coming." No one cares if you suspected it.

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    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    "And explicit scenes with Dumbledore already have appeared in fan fiction."

    OMG...Harry/Dumbledore and Snape/Dumbledore...even Percy/Dumbledore.

    PEOPLE HAVE SICK MINDS!

    This reminds me of harry potter puppet pals

    *jumps up naked* DUMBLEDORE!!!!

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    HolyDiabl0 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    now that was a unnessary piece of information. Originally it could have been something else maybe he was asexual or she could have made it so that he was more interested in other things than women, but she had to make him gay . It just looks like she wanted to piss of the christian group or wanted attention and its pretty funny.
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    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    Blah blah blah . . . Homos this homos that. Blow me.

    I`m more offended at the article:

    <i>She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love".

    "Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.</i>

    Ohhhh, okay, I forgot that gays don`t find true love.

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    meimei1989 Female 18-29
    3 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    Wow I love the Harry potter series but am just wondering why JK Rowling had to come out and say something like this...its a kid story. Isn`t it I mean wow!!!
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    Michiru Female 13-17
    35 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    I don`t see what "its a kids story" has to do with anything. Gay people are still people, and kids should know it too.
  114. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    Starshine24: No, Sir Ian will never, and I mean never ever play that role. Ever. He doesn`t need to be downgraded in such a manner.
    Michiru: It doesn`t matter. Yes, gay people are still people but I do believe these books were written for children? Hah, more like adults. But the point is, I don`t think parents want to be explaining how a homo-relationship will work let alone the birds and the bees to their 8 year old child.

    Iamnotbored2: Never did I say she made it up on the spot. I said that she CAN. If she did is a whole other argument. ANd to the fact that she`s been "building" these characters for ten years, I have one thing to say: She should really think about getting a life.

    Honestly, in a most sincere manner, what is so thrilling about hanging on to every peice of what someone else has written? Sure it`s okay to enjoy, but debating the damn thing!?

    Have we as a people completely lost our minds?

  115. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:41 pm
    Who cares what age group it`s for, kids are hardly the innocent little beings most of you are making them out to be.
  116. Profile photo of mrcristo
    mrcristo Male 18-29
    281 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:44 pm
    Sigh...say it loud. Homphobic and proud!!
  117. Profile photo of GloryTo
    GloryTo Female 18-29
    83 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm
    "Michiru: It doesn`t matter. Yes, gay people are still people but I do believe these books were written for children? Hah, more like adults. But the point is, I don`t think parents want to be explaining how a homo-relationship will work let alone the birds and the bees to their 8 year old child."

    Um. About as easily as one might explain a heterosexual relationship? "Barbie loves Ken", for example, only it would be, "Peter loves Frank". I don`t see why explaining homosexuality would be inappropriate for a child to understand, you don`t NEED to go into the fu-cking mechanics of it, you moron.

  118. Profile photo of candy_apple
    candy_apple Female 18-29
    152 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    I`m pretty sure she`s just making stuff up as she goes along...WHY wasn`t that written in the books, if that`s his true character?
  119. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 11:12 pm
    Goldfishgal:

    You really are an idiot.

    "She should really think about getting a life." - She is an AUTHOR you moron. She has been writing probably the most read series of books of the last decade. And you think she should get a life? She is worth more money then you ever will be, married and has kids, travels the world, has a record breaking book series made into Hollywood movies... and what have you done in the last 10 years? Anybody know your name? Given hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity like she has? No? Then shut up little girl.

  120. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    Candy_apple:

    There are tons of things implied but not stated in the books. As the wise mentor figure it was a good choice not to focus on Dumbledore`s love life. It would only detract from the early impression of him. Later we see find out about his early days as a young man and how easily he was lead astray. That was his character arch. However she was answering questions to an audience about the characters lives outsides the book so this was a perfectly reasonable answer and tidbit of info.

  121. Profile photo of Sudburyman
    Sudburyman Male 30-39
    23 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 11:28 pm
    Ok umm who cares .. he`s fictional.. really really.. he doesn`t exist, sorry for the hard truths. :-D
  122. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    Iamnotbored2:

    Name calling are we? No, I`m not an idiot. I just don`t see writing as a full time profession. Just because you can sit on your a ss all day and think of things doesn`t mean you should be able to. Sure, writing is fun in spare time, I do it. but it`s mostly about real things. Not a magical castle in a far away magic land about magically magic people and magical evil and magical love. And FYI, for the last ten years I`ve been a child. You know, one of those small things that run around a lot? SO I haven`t really had time to do anything to make myself famous. Sure, I could go on with the doughnut idea and make loads of money...

    Wait, Hollywood made her movies? Lol. Her movies are fair at best. Maybe I can be in the next one, haha we can even put this in. He wants to wax harry`s wand eh? maybe give it a little flick or two until an spell shoots out of it? Hilarious.

  123. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    October 21, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    Sudburyman: Oh so true =]
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    someone252 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    To start things off: Never read the books, don`t plan on it.

    That being said, am I the only one who thinks J.K. was a wee bit too eager to get this out? When asked if he would ever find love, she says he`s gay. That doesn`t really seem to answer the question directly. It`s as if she was waiting for any sort of chance to get that out there.

    And why did it have to be somebody so...old. The mental images would be scarring no matter what age he is, but, a Lleet Llama said, "And then I think "Old men taking it up the ass.""

  125. Profile photo of Ron_Burgundy
    Ron_Burgundy Male 18-29
    341 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 12:48 am
    "No it`s not... me and my friends like HP, and we`re all 14-15 years old (and in high school). My parents also like the books and films. Harry Potter is for EVERYONE, the young AND old."

    Actually you`re halfway right...these books are mainly for little kids because of the 3rd grade vocabulary she uses and the storyline which has no depth to it whatsoever, what you read on the page is what it is and that`s where it stops. But they can be for everyone if you suck ass at reading, don`t like big words, and don`t like to think at all about what you have just read and if it has a deeper meaning then what is written in ink.

    I read them a lot when I was 11-12, but stopped because I graduated to more difficult and thought-provoking literature.

  126. Profile photo of lockedup
    lockedup Female 18-29
    299 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 1:44 am
    It makes you wonder about other grandfatherly wizards who were single with no children... Merlin, Gandalf, Obi-Wan Kenobi...
  127. Profile photo of Hoogs
    Hoogs Male 18-29
    153 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 9:35 am
    Ron, the Harry Potter books ARE deep and thought provoking. Check out the podcast HP Progs to see what I mean... They are filled with underlying themes and symbolism.
  128. Profile photo of ladyleo_666
    ladyleo_666 Female 18-29
    128 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 11:19 am
    I heard about this yesterday and I was like, OH MY GOD!!! It`s wierd to even think of Dumbledore having a sexuality, but I wouldn`t have expected him to be gay if I thought he did. WOW, I LOVE IT! I guess that does explain his strange (because I thought it was platonic) infatuation with Grindelwald.
  129. Profile photo of GanjaMan
    GanjaMan Male 18-29
    99 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 11:54 am
    Dumbledore being gay doesn`t affect the story at all so what`s the big deal. I think it`s funny how fictional coming out of closet is now newsworthy.
  130. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    Goldfishgal:

    God little kids like you should not be allowed on the internet unless supervised by a parent so you don`t come off as stupid as you sound.

    "I just don`t see writing as a full time profession."

    Of course you don`t, your an idiot with no talent. However many people make a living at writing because they are intelligent and provide everything from fantasy stories to biographies to histories to philosophy and ethics. I`m sorry your too stupid to realize that everything in your school text book was written by an author. An author provided you with everything you know about history, science, math, religion and fiction. Authors write for newspapers, magazines and articles on the internet. The fact that you can`t sit still long enough to type out a full page of ideas means your lazy and unimaginative, but don`t even try to suggest that writing is not a profession just because you can`t stop shoving twinkies in your mouth long enough to get an idea out kid.

  131. Profile photo of Dragonfirexz
    Dragonfirexz Male 18-29
    206 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    Man, you people sure seemed pissed off to not really care about it.
  132. Profile photo of Dragonfirexz
    Dragonfirexz Male 18-29
    206 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    And Goldfishgal: You have no imagination.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    no wonder dumbledor liked Harry. He likes to diddle the little magicians. LMAO.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    I`m already tired of this topic. It doesn`t change anything for me. Dumbledore is NOT a pedophile he is just gay. So what? He was wise and caring and that matters more than his sexuality.
    And to people that put down writers as sitting on their as**s all day, grow up. It`s not as easy as you may think. No one is forcing you to read anything you don`t want to but if you haven`t read it you really are not able to make an intelligent judgement.
  135. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    Everyone knows gays are hellbent on molesting and converting children to their evil ways while pushing marijuana onto them, inevitably driving them into a debilitating heroin addiction.
  136. Profile photo of Starshine24
    Starshine24 Female 13-17
    706 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    x13purplesta: It matters because that might`ve shaped him to the person he was when he died. Yes, he was wise and caring, but how did he become that way? He loved and lost his parents, his sister, and Grindelwald.
    B-Hazard: Please tell me you`re friggin joking.
  137. Profile photo of Tegeno
    Tegeno Male 13-17
    1066 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    lmao : D
  138. Profile photo of crazyguy24
    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 8:52 pm
    "Actually you`re halfway right...these books are mainly for little kids because of the 3rd grade vocabulary she uses and the storyline which has no depth to it whatsoever, what you read on the page is what it is and that`s where it stops. But they can be for everyone if you suck ass at reading, don`t like big words, and don`t like to think at all about what you have just read and if it has a deeper meaning then what is written in ink.

    I read them a lot when I was 11-12, but stopped because I graduated to more difficult and thought-provoking literature."


    lol books

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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    October 22, 2007 at 10:07 pm
    APPARENTLY none of you read this line:

    "Oh, my God," Rowling concluded with a laugh, "the fan fiction."

    IT`S A JOKE...... omfg. stfu.

  140. Profile photo of XxSpeedy
    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
    274 posts
    October 23, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    not sure why the crazy catholic nut jobs will be more mad witch craft or gayness
  141. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    October 23, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    Many people here claim that nobody cares of this bit of info. Yet, why does this link have so many responses? :-?
    Personally, it was quite out of the ordinary, authors still keeping the series alive even after it ended last summer; especially by revealing a still notorious issue (in other societies) such as sexuality of a beloved character.
  142. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:26 am
    The truth of the matter is this: whether Albus is attracted to women or to men makes not one jot of difference to his ability as a wizard, a headmaster, a fighter against Voldemort and a mentor to Harry. It doesn`t make his intentions or reasons different, or affect the importance of any of his actions or achievements. And yet, whilst a large amount of the debate on the issue has been constructive, there is still a very loud and significant voice within it shouting that JKR has let us down, Dumbledore has let us down, and questioning how we can never look at either Albus or the books in the same way again. Most ludicrously of all, the suggestion has been repeatedly made that this information puts an entirely different light on Dumbledore`s relationship with Harry.
  143. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:26 am
    I suggested that my surprise at the vitriol directed in Dumbledore`s direction by some (although certainly not all people) was naïve, and my reasons for this are as follows: I believed that the world was moving towards being a more tolerant place, where discrimination was being driven out wherever it was found. It wasn`t long ago that racism was rampant and accepted as a general part of society; now it is not. The same is true of sexism, anti-Semitism, religious discrimination of other types and so on. I`m not saying that no racists, sexists or anti-Semites still exist, but to be one has become the socially unacceptable stance rather than the other way round.
  144. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:26 am
    I had believed that we were moving in the same way with homophobia, and that it was becoming a social taboo to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation (which after all hurts nobody else and involves activities between consenting adults only). This is certain true to an extent, but it only takes an event like the announcement about Dumbledore for it to become clear how much work still needs to be done in accepting everyone as equals regardless of their sexuality.
  145. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:26 am
    The bottom line is that discrimination, of all forms, is unacceptable. Very few people these days think it is acceptable to treat somebody unfavourably because he is black, or because she is female. JKR herself, during her US tour, described the HP books as a "prolonged argument for tolerance", where she has quite deliberately moved to make her characters real and human, with all the idiosyncrasies that come with it. She has, at every turn, resisted making her heroes square-jawed hunks with copper-flecked eyes, and her heroines images of perfection that shine with radiant beauty. This is one of the things that made Simon Walters` 2006 attack on her portrayal of overweight characters (which resulted in our "Fat is a Feminist Issue" article in defence of JKR) so ridiculous. Dumbledore`s sexuality is part of this process of tolerance that Jo is promoting.
  146. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:27 am
    Let us be certain about one thing: Jo didn`t make this up on the spot, and the evidence - particularly with regards to Albus` relationship with Gellert Grindelwald, is there for all to see in the books. Dumbledore was always gay, but the issue hadn`t been brought up and stated explicitly because it wasn`t relevant. When the news came out, it wasn`t because JK suddenly decided to announce it, it was because she was asked a question and answered honestly. She made Dumbledore gay for the same reason that she made Dean and Kingsley black, Harry have glasses, the Weasley family have ginger hair, or Hermione have buck teeth and an unusual name: she wanted to make the point that you can be any of these things and still be the hero, still be the good guy. In her own words, she wanted to promote tolerance.
  147. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:27 am
    It should be pointed out at this stage that it isn`t my right, or anyone else`s, to tell anybody else what to think. I certainly don`t want to promote an Orwellian society where Thought Criminals are sent to Room 101 for reprogramming. What I do want to do is to raise issues and educate the reader where necessary so that they can make informed decisions for themselves rather than just going with the herd mentality of thinking what somebody else has told them to think, or holding a prejudice simply because the people around them do.
  148. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:27 am
    It is the right of everybody to think what they want to think. It is not their right, however, to discriminate against anybody based on their opinions. Whilst freedom of speech is an important right, it often interferes with other human rights: specifically the right for freedom from intimidation or discrimination. When such rights are in direct opposition, it is the right to freedom from discrimination that must always win out. Racists often use freedom of speech arguments to justify promoting their views, but society has correctly placed greater importance on the right to freedom from intimidation for those they try to oppress.
  149. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 12:29 am
    Therefore, whilst this IAB post makes no attempt to tell people what to think, it must also be made clear that nobody has the right to discriminate against any group of people, whatever they think of them. And accusing JKR of letting us down or misleading us, or threatening to abandon the books altogether, just because it turns out that one of the characters is gay, is discrimination. It`s as simple as that.
  150. Profile photo of gilderof
    gilderof Female 18-29
    375 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 11:33 am
    *cough* publicity stunt *cough*

    JK Rowling is such a twat. Her books don`t justify themselves, so she constantly feels obliged to justify them. Dumbledore is not gay, he never was. She blantantly thought, "Holy crap, Harry Potter really is gone... how the hell do I sell more books?!?!"

    I hate her so much.

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    gilderof Female 18-29
    375 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 11:35 am
    And argentus stop spamming the boards, nobody cares.

    Oh, and to xxminglexx: No, it was not a joke, she was referring to what new fiction would crop up because of this revelation. Perhaps she was referring specifically to a Dumbledore/Harry relationship which for some reason will immediately spring to the minds of many Potter fans.

  152. Profile photo of kmkinluv
    kmkinluv Female 13-17
    23 posts
    October 24, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    She had to put ths out there to show the connection between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Dumbledore was in ove with him think of the emotional pain it must have caused to have to take him down...
    I amost SCREAMED when My Bff sent this to me...I suspected it....but it`s HUGE for me!!!!!
    Now, all that I have to wonder is....what is Tom Riddle???
  153. Profile photo of Powernuke
    Powernuke Male 13-17
    107 posts
    October 25, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    ya, give the xtians arseholes another reason. *sigh*
  154. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 3:21 am
    I still like Dumbledore for his wizarding powers and his role in the Harry Potter plots but I still don`t like his gayness. anyone who likes gayness is sick and nasty. Zerocyde is a nasty freaking homo who should get aids.

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