JKR: "Dumbledore is gay"

Mr_Bandman

Time Turners
Excuse me!!!!!

And i'll thank you, to, also read others posts more carefully.

NO where im my comment did i mention you! or any other comments on this site, i mentioned my view on the topic, of seeing it as a way forward for gay society.

In my 'Whats the problem comment' where i can see this could be mis-read. Is why the revelalation is such a shock horror.

SO yes Mr Bandman, you raise your kids as you see just. As will every one. I did not say in my comment you are a bad parent...

The word gay is under no watershed as far as i am aware.

If you are angry with JK do not jump down my posts in such a dissmisive manner of my views.

Neither can i add, did i call any one on here homophobic, i simply stated that a series so popular may result in greater understanding to this generation
yeah....okay....I overreacted. sorry about that. this is just an extreme sore spot for me, because, as a parent who read every word of all 7 books to his oldest daughter it is a HUGE problem! Jo Rowling was very irresponsible in letting this out at this time and in this manner. Sure, its my opinion, but I feel pretty strongly about it.
 

Padma Patil

Dumbledore's Girl
I think it's a disgusting publicity stunt and an insult to the story we all love. I don't care if DD is gay, muslim, jewish or a smurf because none of that ever meant anything to the story that was told. Adding it now simply shows her desire to be edgey and fit in with the today's popular trends. JKR, you disappoint me.
This totally describes the emotions that I feel about the subject in a nutshell.

I agree with Mr Bandman and Sirius Potter Fan's first statements as well that it was not necessary to tell this to the public. The series is over and by doing this she has made herself seem like a person who just wants attention.

In my view, this has only made her a wannabe in the spot light and not as worthy of my admiration as I originally thought. Because it was people like her that made me decide that someday I want to be an author. A person to be admired for their imaginative literary talents.
 

George

Tom Marvolo Riddle
Ok.
I think we've been blowing things a little out of proportion.
Firstly, JK said she always thought of Dumbledore as being gay. She never claimed to have written him as such. So, unless we all choose to copy JKR's image and imagination, the character is still up in the air.
As for the undesirable personal qualities - e.g. wanting to be in the spotlight - isn't it natural? We all crave attention and notoriety on some level. Anyone who makes claim that they have never wanted to be at the center of activity and of high importance is drowning in denial. I think that the stress of bearing the burden of a generation of HP-crazed fans has made its own mark on JKR.

Yes - I agree with all the parents on here that are angry about the risk that (their) kids will stumble across the idea of homosexuality before attaining a "desirable maturity". In this, I think Rowling simply neglected her younger fans, and made a comment that was intended for the more "seasoned" Potter fans. I mean, those of us who have discovered Harry Potter and made intense speculation are probably aware of the dimensions of human sexuality. And I will concede this point - it was careless to take the issue of such revelation out of the hands of many thousands of parents. The responsibility that JKR has, as a result of her power, (in terms of literary influence) was woefully off the mark.

BUT.
Let us forgive and forget.
For a woman who has given us all so much joy for so long, in so many ways, JKR deserves forgiveness for a somewhat careless publicity stunt. If we cannot afford, in all our hearts, to spare some pardon for her mindlessness in one instance, then we are hypocritical, ungrateful and selfish. And if we should turn our backs on her forever, we are undeserving of the gift with which we have been endowed.
 

Sirius Potter Fan

Night Patroll
"He who is sinless among you . . ." Well, when it comes to seeking attention, I certainly won't cast any stones I guess. I guess now it's pretty much water under the bridge now anyway. Now that the shock has worn off and life in Potterland has returned to normal, I think my family has come off OK. My daughter never got wind of the "news" but soon enough she will be getting "the talk" anyway. I suppose my only question now is . . . Will Gambon play the role any differently now? I just pray the screenwritters are considerate of the younger fans when and if they choose to lean that direction in DH.
 
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