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Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

ummmm ok ...

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NEW YORK - Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.
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After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," Rowling said of Dumbledore's feelings, adding that Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."

Dumbledore's love, she observed, was his "great tragedy."

"Oh, my god," Rowling concluded with a laugh, "the fan fiction."

Potter readers on fan sites and elsewhere on the Internet have speculated on the sexuality of Dumbledore, noting that he has no close relationship with women and a mysterious, troubled past. And explicit scenes with Dumbledore already have appeared in fan fiction.

Rowling told the audience that while working on the planned sixth Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," she spotted a reference in the script to a girl who once was of interest to Dumbledore. A note was duly passed to director David Yates, revealing the truth about her character.

Rowling, finishing a brief "Open Book Tour" of the United States, her first tour here since 2000, also said that she regarded her Potter books as a "prolonged argument for tolerance" and urged her fans to "question authority."

Not everyone likes her work, Rowling said, likely referring to Christian groups that have alleged the books promote witchcraft. Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason.
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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

ah, she could of cut out the scenes with them walking around the woods and put that in there, and THAT would have made the 7th book a worthwhile read.

gay dumbly... who knew . seriously, glad she cleared that up for whatever its worth now.

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It makes sense now. No straight person could ever be that clever lol.

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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

upon first reading the book, I thought he and Grindelwald were just friends who shared mutual interests but now it all makes sense and is more like a cheap soap opera plot. I can picture it... Dumbledore and Grindlewald fall for one another and plan to sneak off, but then D's mother dies and he has to go take care of the retarded sister. G doesn't like that and they have a little spat over it which sends G into a tizzy and to the dark arts
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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

I thought everyone kind of knew that? An elderly unmarried man of a certain age with no obvious love-interests. Seems to always be at Hogwarts. Gets buried at Hogwarts. Has no life outside of Hogwarts. He must have been pretty hurt by Grindelwald. Haha.

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Not sure why that even remotely matters to the storyline...

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Was he grooming Harry then?
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It's sort of random to reveal that now.
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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

Finally, this pic makes some sense to me:

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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

This did cross my mind. I can't say I'm surprised.

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That makes sense to me. I was thinking about it before.

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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

If you still crave attention now that the story's over JK, write another book.
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Re: Harry Potter Shocker: Dumbledore is gay!

pls..
no sex scenes between two old timers..
but i wish that they would have like a
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of dumblebee and his lover
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