I bet y’all thought all the hoopla about the Harry Potter universe was over, huh?
Not so much.
This just in from a reading with J. K. Rowling:
Answering a question posed to her at tonight’s book reading at Carnegie Hall in New York, Harry Potter author JK Rowling said she “always thought Dumbledore was gay” and that he originally fell in love with the wizard Grindelwald.
Rowling also said she had read through Steve Kloves’ script for the movie adaptation of 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.
Upon hearing her response, a hush fell over the audience in attendence and then applause exploded. Rowling remarked that if she had known that would be the response, she would’ve revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.
I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. Of course, why would I? He was a headmaster and a freedom fighter. His sexuality wouldn’t have come into play with either of those, so it makes sense that it was never mentioned.
What do y’all think?
(For the record, I think it’s cool. I completely understand why she didn’t choose to make it an issue in the books, but I think it’s cool)