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JK Rowling Has Perfect Response to Fan Questioning Dumbledore's Sexuality

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Michael Gambon portrays Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Jaap Buitendjik)

By    |   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 10:30 AM

J.K. Rowling delivered a zinger of a response this week to a fan who said they couldn’t "see" Albus Dumbledore as being gay, a detail the "Harry Potter" author first revealed in 2007.

The exchange took place on Twitter Tuesday.


"@jk_rowling amazing answer . . . Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!" @anakocovic21 responded in a since-deleted tweet.

Many on social media applauded Rowling's response.





The author first opened up about the sexuality of Dumbledore, Hogwarts headmaster and Potter's mentor, after the final book was released some eight years ago.

“It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men," she said at the time. “He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him."

Pushback on Rowling's portrayal of Dumbledore is nothing new. Edward Rothstein, of The New York Times, expressed his opinion on the announcement in 2007.

"Ms. Rowling quite consciously makes Dumbledore a flawed, more human wizard than these models, but now goes too far," Rothstein wrote. "There is something alien about the idea of a mature Dumbledore being called gay or, for that matter, being in love at all. He may have his earthly difficulties and desires, but in most ways he remains the genre wizard, superior to the world around him."

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