JK Rowling Faces Backlash From LGBT+ Community For Claiming Dumbledore Was In A Gay Relationship

The Harry Potter author recently said Dumbledore and Grindelwald had a "passionate" relationship.

JK Rowling, Dumbledore and Grindelwald



We all know JK Rowling. She’s the mind behind the wildly successful Harry Potter series, as well as the writer of the (not so good) Fantastic Beasts movie series. The author is currently facing backlash after revealing in an interview that Dumbledore and Grindelwald were in a gay relationship.

In the interview, she said the characters Dumbledore and Grindelwald were in a relationship: “Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship.

“But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can’t know, you can believe you know.

“So I’m less interested in the sexual side – though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship – than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationship,” she said.

There is no explicit mention of Dumbledore’s sexuality in any of the books or films released so far. The author had many opportunities to be more inclusive of the LGBT+ community in her books and movies, but apparently, she is just open to talking about it during promotional events.

It was a great idea to make Dumbledore gay; the actor who impersonates him (Jude Law) is very (very) handsome and all, but we could have accepted it better if JK had thought about it before and made it work in the movie. We do not want just a comment on Twitter, we deserve a proper love story and that is what my pink money will wait to be spent on. By now, the only thing that she is getting from it is funny memes all over the internet, we just love the fans so much!


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