Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dumbledore is gay

From the CBC website:

J.K. Rowling reveals Dumbledore is gay
Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2007 | 11:04 AM ET CBC News

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has revealed that she conceived of one of the major characters, Hogwarts school headmaster Albus Dumbledore, as gay. She drew a round of applause from a packed house in New York's Carnegie Hall on Friday after making the revelation in response to an audience question.

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7 comments:

Kevin said...

Yet another reason to make James Dobson's head explode...kgp

Hjördís said...

ha ha! that's funny.
what juicy news!

Hjördís said...

I think the Religious Right will be ok with this as long as it isn't revealed later that Dumbledore and Grindelwald were married.

Erin said...

Isn't this bizarre though? these are fictional characters...this isn't a part of the novels....why is this news???

Tim Chesterton said...

Surely you remember the whole 'Who shot J.R.' thing???

Erin said...

Remember it?!! I couldn't wait for the summer to come to an end to find out who did it...are you saying he wasn't really shot???

Hjördís said...

Yeah, I know what you mean Erin. it's a little irrelevant. The Harry Potter fans are so into character trivia though; it seems like she is always dropping little tidbits about the characters, like Neville becomes the Herbology Professor, Ginny plays professional Quidditch for a while etc ...