Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dumbledore is Gay

Saturday, October 20 on the news everywhere: J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Harry Potter' Character Dumbledore Is Gay.

I must admit my reactions were the same as Jo's regarding fan fiction and Christian groups who think the books lead to kids practicing witchcraft, but I also wonder if Sir Ian McKellan is now sorry he turned down the role.

My two cents: the fact that Dumbledore's great love also turned into his greatest rival (whom he had to defeat) makes his character even more tragic.

2 comments:

Krista said...

Okay, I must admit I didn't see that one coming.

The Cat Bastet said...

I didn't either but once I thought about it I wasn't really surprised. Good for Jo for fighting stereotypes!