J.K. Rowling, we just love you! A fan asked the famous ‘Harry Potter’ author on March 10 why she continually explains that the Hogwarts headmaster, Dumbledore, was gay, since he didn’t seem to be in the books. J.K.’s response to the reader was nothing short of sensational! Find out what she said!
Ten points for J.K. Rowling! The Harry Potter author showed her support for the LGBT community yet again when a fan took to Twitter and expressed her struggled to accept Dumbledor’s sexuality. Well, leave it to the beloved British author to not only confirm that her character, Dumbledore, is gay, but also to defend the gay community as a whole with one simple sentence.
J.K. Rowling Defends Gay Dumbledore In Response To ‘Harry Potter’ Fan’s Tweet
Potterheads have known about Dumbledore‘s sexuality ever since it was the author confirmed it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in 2007.
However, even after all these years, one fan apparently struggled to wrap her head around the notion that Dumbledore could love men and questioned the author about it on Twitter:
— Robert Perry (Pez) (@pez_sez) March 24, 2015
Oh, you’re so witty and wise J.K.!
Although Ana has since deleted her tweet, leave it to Harry Potter fans and LGBT supporters to screen shot this viral exchange and then continue to share it.
And, as many J.K. Rowling’s Twitter fans know — all 4.39 million to be exact — this isn’t the first time that the author has defended her characters’ sexuality on social media.
J.K. Rowling Confirms LGBT Students At Hogwarts — Fans React
On Twitter a fan asked J.K. the following question, “do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club it’s safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it’s a safe place for LGBT students.”
In true J.K. fashion, she provided the perfect response, “but of course” along with a poster with Harry’s glasses on it that read, “If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet.”
So the lesson is: don’t mess with J.K. Rowling!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like how J.K. defended Dumbledore? Let us know!
— Jordyn Shaffer