Rowling: Dumbledore’s Gay

Filed under:Authors,Children's Books,Church of Liberalism — posted by Anwyn on October 19, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

Because she really is a super-cool progressive, see, so she’ll make the most beloved character in a generation of literature retroactively gay and hope nobody notices that if she’d actually said so in the books, she wouldn’t have sold nearly as many.

Oh well. The fact that she didn’t say so in the books means I can just pretend it didn’t happen. If I can do it with three whole Star Wars films I can certainly do it with the after-market remarks of the richest woman in the world.

Via the headlines of the Beta Heartbreaker.


  1. I still don’t get it other than the fact the woman has no headlines left to make. There’s no POINT in it.

    Comment by jae — October 20, 2007 @ 5:40 am

  2. Well, there is–headlines, and showing the progs how cool and one of their own she is.

    Comment by Anwyn — October 20, 2007 @ 7:00 am

  3. It’s a fictional story!

    Comment by John — October 20, 2007 @ 7:17 am

  4. *gasp* What?

    Right, which makes her saying this stuff after the fact that much more ludicrous.

    Comment by Anwyn — October 20, 2007 @ 7:20 am

  5. I have not read a single Harry Potter book nor seen any Harry Potter movie and I miss Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance.

    Comment by nk — October 20, 2007 @ 11:08 am

  6. Maybe Rowling was just misquoted by Rita Skeeter?

    Comment by Daddyman — October 20, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  7. LOL @ the rita skeeter. Good one.

    I guess I’ve settled on the approach of Sorry Ms Rowling, you can’t edit the story AFTER it’s published and read by millions. Try to get the trendy points earlier on next time.


    Comment by jae — October 20, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  8. *rolls eyes*

    *snork* @ Daddyman

    Comment by Bumble — October 20, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

  9. She can make headlines by starting another series about gay headmasters.

    I guess all the unmarried professors were gay. I guess we should have known that.

    What else should we have known? Never mind. I don’t want to know. The books were long enough to have included everything we should have known. You are right. She doesn’t get to add stuff after they are published.

    Comment by Anne — October 22, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

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