Dumbledore is Gay

Submitted by: ladynerd 9 years ago in
http://www.smh.com.au/news/books/jk-rowling-reveals-that-one-of-her-characters-is-gay/2007/10/20/1192301087070.html

JK Rowling outs the character.
There are 153 comments:
Male 957
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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Male 107
ya, give the xtians arseholes another reason. *sigh*
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Female 23
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???
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Female 375
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.

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Female 375
*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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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Male 265
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.
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Female 1,407
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.
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Male 274
not sure why the crazy catholic nut jobs will be more mad witch craft or gayness
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Female 761
APPARENTLY none of you read this line:

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

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

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Male 552
"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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Male 1,066
lmao : D
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Female 706
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.
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Male 2,958
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.
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Female 235
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.
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Male 1,162
no wonder dumbledor liked Harry. He likes to diddle the little magicians. LMAO.
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Male 206
And Goldfishgal: You have no imagination.
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Male 206
Man, you people sure seemed pissed off to not really care about it.
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Male 93
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.

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Male 99
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.
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Female 128
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.
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Male 153
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.
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Female 299
It makes you wonder about other grandfatherly wizards who were single with no children... Merlin, Gandalf, Obi-Wan Kenobi...
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Male 341
"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.

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Male 3
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.""

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Female 426
Sudburyman: Oh so true =]
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Female 426
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.[/sarahsilverman] 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.

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Male 23
Ok umm who cares .. he`s fictional.. really really.. he doesn`t exist, sorry for the hard truths. :-D
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Male 93
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.

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Male 93
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.

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Female 152
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?
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Female 83
"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.

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Male 281
Sigh...say it loud. Homphobic and proud!!
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Female 1,397
Who cares what age group it`s for, kids are hardly the innocent little beings most of you are making them out to be.
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Female 426
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?

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Female 35
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.
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Female 3
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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Male 410
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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Male 112
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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Female 1,652
"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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Male 658
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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Male 130
ok... dilligaf
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Male 562
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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Female 299
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!"
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Male 221
Dude I think she just made that up right at that moment to be surprising or sumting
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Female 670
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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Female 207
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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Male 1,455
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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Male 533
Well now i am happy Snape killed him.
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Male 263
damn bleeding heart liberals
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Female 576
Hahaha a friend of mine told me this.
and i didnt beleive him.

:p

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Female 82
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:!!!

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Female 416
i always thought he was bi.

not that big of a deal for me actually.

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Female 105
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???

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Female 1,007
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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Female 1,397
Dumbledore was always my favorite character, now he is just that much more awesome.
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Male 4,393
wow that new.... Xp
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Male 12,138
While waving his wand around, obviously.
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Male 12,138
Spellcasting:

"Takeitup TheArseicus!"

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Male 93
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.

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Female 441
Ive stopped following the series....but this sounds like a ridiculous publicity stunt...is she writing a new book or sumthing?
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Female 706
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.
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Male 153
I guess I can tolerate it, but I just don`t want to see it.
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Male 93
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.

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Female 46
Why does everyone have to make such a freaking big deal about it??
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Male 93
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.

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Male 153
I`m not small minded, just creeped out by gay people. Is that not allowed?
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Female 426
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.

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Male 164
"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.

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Male 93
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?

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Female 267
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.
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Female 1,262
Well that explains his so called `unhealthy` fixation with Potter...
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Female 295
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!
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Female 241
ROFL
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Male 480
rofl Bumblewhore
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Male 300
Headmaster -- LMFAO

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

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

Snape is a Pedo !!!!!!

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Female 416
don`t worry u guys. he`s dead.
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Male 10,440
I knew it was a crappy story from the start, I only kept reading cause everyone else did.
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Female 2,552
..so?
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Female 455
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?
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Female 407
oh..im so sad now. Explains a lot though haha
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Female 341
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....
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Male 93
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.
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Male 734
"Does Dumbledore find true love?"

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

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Male 48
"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
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Male 153
Shanir, what`s wrong with being creeped out by gays?
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Female 214
"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!

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Male 284
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Now go write another book if you please.
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Male 184
"Let nothing tarnish your memory of Albus Dumbledore."
Elphias Doge
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Female 579
O...kay. Dumbledore`s gay? Random.

Yay for him, though. :D

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Female 61
Elisita, that was good. XD
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Male 3,431
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!
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Female 14
Brings a whole new meaning to headmaster
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Male 3,619
I KNEW IT!
Its all a lie...
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Female 147
I`ll never be able to read those books the same way again, Jo. Thanks.
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Male 1,072
Hoogs
Male, 18-29, Midwest US

for your age your A very small minded thing

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Male 1,072
so what? what a drating stupid link to post
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Male 170
Right. Now, can Rowling please either WRITE ANOTHER BOOK if she wants to release more information, or else SHUT THE FORK UP!
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Female 426
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.

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Male 91
Gross, I now hate Dumnledore, or w/e his name is.
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Female 177
this news has ruined my life
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Male 153
Dang it, and I used to like Dumbledore :(

Gays creep me out.

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Female 39
awesome, awesome to the max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 572
ummmm......i don`t think anybody really cares about dumbledore being gay....Who cares?
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Male 1,275
Read this earlier today
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Female 116
"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.

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Male 1,404
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.

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Male 2,720
Oh god the stinky wand.
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Male 3,331
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.

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Male 1,455
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?
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Female 27
I really was happier not knowing this. =(
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Female 12
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
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Male 1,204
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)

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Female 12
ha.
good on her I say. thats gonna stir some people up.
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Male 536
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.

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Female 156
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.
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Female 434
: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:
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Male 232
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)
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Male 2,216
Who cares, really?
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Male 901
Old news. Seriously, he had gay written all over him.
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Female 5
lol. im a little shocked here. i wasn`t expecting that.
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Male 134
This will piss off those dumbass christians even more, awesome.
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Female 673
"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?

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Male 1,204
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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.

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Male 416
So that`s why he gave Harry somuch extra attention when he got older... )-|
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Male 4,246
I had my suspicions.
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Female 182
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
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Female 673
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.

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Male 724
... <- my amount of caring in material form.
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Male 376
what he said
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Male 2,616
Who cares about this garbage?
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Female 469
It explains a few things. Wish this could have been worked into the actual story though. Would have definently pissed people off :P
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Male 3,255
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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.
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So, your into children`s wizard books and homophobia? lol, you must be popular.

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Male 957
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.

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Male 47
Aw gay? =/
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Female 88
The best piece of news I`ve ever seen.
Ever.
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Male 154
i heard about this yesterday. And dumbledore and harry were so close... SO CLOSE... *cough*
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Male 358
And then I think "Old men taking it up the ass."
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Female 546
I think she pulled that one out of the air to get attention.

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

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Male 157
publicity stunt.
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Female 850
now that i know this, my life is complete.
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Female 442
Damnit, I`m still lauging about it...
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Female 1,589
Lmfao, I love it. XD
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Female 442
Hahahahahaha... That is too awesome.
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Female 700
KNEW IT!!!
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Male 1,497
i read this on yahoo yesterday... *yawn*
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Female 252
Link: Dumbledore is Gay [Rate Link] - JK Rowling outs the character.
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