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10-20-07, 05:05 AM #1
Dumbledore is gay
J.K. Rowling has outed one of the main characters of her best-selling Harry Potter series, telling fans in New York that the wizard Albus Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts school, is gay.
Speaking at Carnegie Hall on Friday night in her first U.S. tour in seven years, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always suspected -- that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay," reported entertainment Web site E! Online.
Rowling said Dumbledore fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was "terribly let down" and went on to destroy his rival.
That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy."
"Falling in love can blind us to an extent," she said.
The audience reportedly fell silent after the admission -- then erupted into applause.
Rowling, 42, said if she had known that would be the response, she would have revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.
Fans on the top Potter fan site TheLeakyCauldron.org (http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org) were divided on the news, some uncertain Rowling wasn't going to backtrack on the announcement, others saying it was unnecessary, and some welcoming the extra information on Dumbledore.
"This is even more awesome because it adds another layer to Dumbledore's character, which is already so rich and complicated. I hope he got over Grindlevald (sic) and fell in love again," wrote Amanda.
Rowling said she had read through a script for the movie adaptation of the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and corrected a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves by crossing it out and scrawling "Dumbledore is gay" over it.
JK Rowling says wizard Dumbledore is gay
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10-20-07, 07:28 AM #2
Hmm, interesting. Having read all of the book multiple times, I can actually see that being the case....Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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10-20-07, 08:38 AM #3
Well, I have never seen him fraternizing with any females and Rowling's disclosure would confirm the reason why! Plus, that fact really does not affect the stories what-so-ever, in my opinion.Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
[George Washington (1732 - 1799)]
10-20-07, 04:50 PM #4
Details coming out in the next Harry Potter book: Harry Peter and the Sorcerer's Bone!
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10-20-07, 07:21 PM #6
10-20-07, 08:31 PM #7
haven't watched any of the movies or read any of the books. Never intended to before and don't intend to now.
10-20-07, 08:34 PM #8
Still love the books, and the movies continue to do justice to the books.
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10-22-07, 04:22 PM #11
Who cares if the character Dumbledor is gay or not? Everyone knows the real gay story is Daniel Radcliffe, the guy who plays Harry Potter in the movies...
10-22-07, 04:38 PM #12
I wonder if the guy who plays Dumbledore will affect a lisp in the newest movies?
10-22-07, 05:05 PM #13
10-22-07, 09:11 PM #14
It's her character, if she says she wrote him as gay, then he's gay. Let's face it, she didn't really need to open up sales, did she?\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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