Rowling: Dumbledore is gay
Those who considered the Harry Potter series unfit to read because of the witchcraft involved might really freak at J.K. Rowling's latest admission. According to the author, Professor Dumbledore, one of the main characters in the series, is gay.
At a question and answer session at Carnegie Hall, Rowlings was asked by a fan if the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts who believed in the power of love, ever fall in love himself?
Rowling's response, 'My truthful answer to you...I always thought of Dumbledore as gay.' was met with shock, awe and an ovation.
Although never specifically addressed in the literature, Dumbledore's lack of relationships with females and mysterious past had some speculating on the character's sexuality on message boards and fan sites long ago. When working on the 6th scripts, "Harry and the Half Blood Prince" Rowling found a reference to a girl Dumbledore fancied, and wrote a note to the director explaining why the line should be cut from the movie.
What do you think: no big thing, or does this change everything? Rowling herself knows at least one thing will change. "Just imagine the fan fiction now!" she joked.
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