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.
us: actual queer representation in the books!
jk rowling: https://t.co/MT9YFYKMzd
— 💗 (@captinmarvel) March 17, 2019
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.
J.K. Rowling spoke about Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship: "Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship." (Continue)
— The Rowling Library (@rowlinglibrary) March 17, 2019
“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!
if she were just a creator talking about a complex relationships between two characters this would be fine but she's literally just spinning fanfic of her own characters on the fly on the bluray special features to cover her ass jfc
— Klaudia Amenábar (@kaludiasays) March 17, 2019
jk rowling reappearing every 2 months to say something literally no one asked about is me adding more random details to my essay to up my word count https://t.co/70D37Xez76
— 𝓈𝒶𝓎𝓃𝒶 (@DAREDEVllLS) March 17, 2019
The thing that bothers me most about Rowling going into the “intense sexual relationship” of Dumbledore and Grindewald is that after being criticized for glossing over queer characters except in interviews, she reduced calls for real queer rep to “give us kinky sex details!”
— Exorcising Emily (@exorcisingemily) March 17, 2019
J.K. Rowling Confirms Some Characters in Her Books and Movies Are Gay Everywhere Except in the Books or the Movies https://t.co/Y5gcbMWNB9
— Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) March 16, 2019
I have the exact same reaction to JK Rowling trying to retroactively diversify the Harry Potter universe as I do to James Cameron promising four Avatar sequels. Nobody asked for this.
— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) March 18, 2019
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