JK Rowling loves tweaking the Harry Potter universe even though the books are finished, and one of her biggest reveals came in 2007 when she said that Dumbledore was gay. Now, even eight years later, people are still having trouble grasping the fact that gay wizards exist.
Twitter user @anakocovic21 tweeted to the author asking how Dumbledore could be gay, when she just couldn’t see him that way. Rowling, as succinct as always when dealing with things like this, responded with, “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?”
Rowling said when she revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality: “It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men. He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”
The incident is not the first time the author has defended making Dumbledore gay.
Late last autumn, Rowling, who campaigned against Scottish independence last year, responded to a fan who said he stopped being a fan after she revealed the character was gay.
“Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $ (sic).”
She told the former fan to follow Brian Souter on Twitter instead.
The Stagecoach founder funded a campaign to try and stop the Scottish government from repealing Section 2A of the Local Government Act. The amendment, repealed in 2000, stated that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintain school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
Rowling tweeted again later on, thanking fans for sending her lovely messages and reassuring them not to worry about her.
“Maybe because gay people just look like people…” There can’t be a more appropriate response.
Europeans are way more tolerant towards sexuality than any other race. I loved the harry potter series, read all 7 books!
But I wonder who Dumbledore has been playing bed-games with behinde our backs.
Probably Professor Snape because I could never understand his love and tolerance for snape despite snape evil and dark ways. I guess after getting it good in bed severally, Dumbledore’s sense of judgement was completely delapidated. Lol!
Oh come on, Dumbledore was the only one who knew Snape wasn’t really evil as everyone else thought.
Hmm but it turned out he was wrong. It cost him his life. Snape “fucked him” up. Lol
Wait o, are u sure u read the books to the last installation? Because this comment betrays the fact that you didn’t read the 7th book.
I watched the movie, dnt knw abt d books sha, but Prof Snape was very far from being evil. Like Pinky said everyone thought he ws, but he wasnt. He ws just being himself, strict and straight.
Professor Dumbledore’s possible heart-throb was Gellert Grindelwald, the guy he won in the famous duel that granted him the Elder wand.
Professor Snape was heterosexual and his true love was Lily Potter, Harry’s mom.
Dumbledore understood the nature of the love Snape had for Lily.
He also was Snape’s teacher while Snape was still a student.
Snape wasn’t evil. Snape started working for Dumbledore from that monent Lily died at Voldemort’s hands till he met his own death at Nagini’s fangs, even while masquerading as a Death eater.
Dumbledore advised Snape to always maintain his hostility towards Harry lest Voldemort find out about his love for Harry’s mother ( let’s not forget that Voldemort scoffed at love being the strongest force in existence).
Snape wasn’t evil. he was a hero.
so Dumbledore knew Snape very very well. and everything that happened to Harry was orchestrated by Dumbledore and Snape together.
@pinky worefa. I have adhd. BITE ME!
Very classy response! Nicely done.
One of my female homophobic bosses was playing Sam Smith on her computer and loving it till someone told her he was a “fag” and she promptly stopped playing the song, saying that “abeg before they turn the baby in my womb to a homosexual” (she is currently preggies). I could not swallow it so i told her to go naked because the Tom Ford dress (which she got in dubai and did not let us hear word about it) is designed by a gay man, so also your D and G shades. I also told her to trash her macbook, ipad and iphone as gay demons were put into them by Tim Cook and they can enter her baby too.
She understood how stupid she sounded and did not respond to me again
You get liver oh but people are really dumb
I use style ooo! As na big madam! I was polite biko, but I still deliver the message. She went to Coventry university ooo lol
Studied at Coventry yet spews such ignorance!
Definitely not surprised. It’s the same way our leaders travel to developed countries, see how things run yet refuse to replicate same here.
But then Conventry na pure water university na! They can hustle Nigerian students for africa. Send them an email now and gbam, admission letter. Every tom, dick and mariah in lagos has a degree from conventry.
When you start talking of Imperial College, then I will listen
Lol thats exactly how I would respond.
I think my love for her just went up two notches… “I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once” 😂😂😂😂😂😂.. She really knows how to respond to silly fans..
And there was silence as never before heard in almost a thousand years of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Every student, proffessor and even ghost was dumbstruck by what they were seeing
They entire Great Hall was filled with rainbows.
Then the whispers started.
“He said what?”
“It cant be possible”
“GAY”. The Headmaster Dumbledore says at last, his voice increased a hundred times be an enhancing charm. “I am gay my students. Now Deal with it!”
And he flips his long flowing white hair and walks out of the hall in his patented dragon skin boots, his silver robes billowing about him.
And the Great Hall erupts in chaos.
Hahahahahahahahahahahaa!!! Eros! You are a true fan! Lawd! See Potter remix sha.
I love this 😂😂😂
This is why I love to visit KD.. You see all kinds of creative and imaginative minds! Bravo brother! Bravo!!
JK Rowlings.. She should write a Gay sequel/book/story biko.. Her imagination into the unknown is unparalleled.
So she initially revealed that Dumbuldore was gay since 2007? How come I didn’t hear this until now.. Was I living in a cave?
Never even imagined there could be a Gay character in Harry Potter.. Although always secretly wished in my mind that “Draco Malfoy” was one.
No one, as yet, matches J R R Tolkien’s imagination. not even Rowling. Tolkien is the master.
Both of them created entirely separate worlds and universes. U think they’re in the same league abeg.
R.R Martins comes close..but Tolkien is just the master.. The Similarions that wasnt published till his death is bigger than the entire story itself.. All the characters has back stories which could be used to make several novels too.
I don’t even know all these people yall are talking about..
**cleans sweat off head**
AmMa just stick to my football Knowledge and the popular things of life.
Tolkien invented epic fantasy.
They’ve both created seperate worlds which in their own right places them at the top of their individual leagues…True,but then Tolkien is still the master.
While PP is the master of KDs’ fiction(acknowledge it FGM….)