Shhhhh! He’s gay, but he just won’t show it in the films. People are very upset at J.K. Rowling for what seems to be a switcheroo on her stance of all-inclusiveness that Hogwarts Headmaster Dumbledore was indeed gay in his younger years.
This decision by Rowling has left many fans puzzled and angry.
Apparently, he’s just keeping it on the down low.
LGBT outlets and Twitter were up in arms after finding out that Dumbledore would not be “explicitly” gay in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the director declared that there won’t be any references to his sexuality or his pining for Grindelwald.
“He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”
For many fans, they couldn’t hold their frustration at J.K. Rowling over what seemed to be a manipulation to appear more inclusive of the gay community. They’ve had enough.
Xavier wrote: If it isn’t obvious by now: Rowling said Dumbledore was gay those years ago purely to try and avoid backlash for not having enough diversity. She never said anything about it in the actual series, and now won’t again in fantastic beasts
Alice wrote: this is the proof that jk rowling only said Dumbledore was gay in order to gain more attention, not bc she supported the lgbt+ community. she’s a fucking hypocrite are we surprised though? no
She also wrote: update: not only she hasn’t spoken out on the matter but she also mutes anyone who addressed her about it.
Some fans were upset for the different excuses for leaving out any hint of his gayness.
Dilara wrote: Choose your fighter but bullshit edition: David Yates saying Dumbledore is not explicitly gay in Fantastic Beasts because “fans already know” vs. Rowling saying she didn’t write Dumbledore’s sexuality into the books because “it wasn’t needed”
Stats Britain was direct writing: JK Rowling only said Dumbledore was gay because there weren’t any risks, the books were finished. Now she’s decided they aren’t, there are risks again and she’s chosen the same spineless path she’s used to. She is no LGBTQ ally, 100% of y’all should never treat her like one.
As for Rowling, she claps back saying she’s muting people who disapprove of her.
“Being sent abuse about an interview that didn’t involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that’s only one installment in, is obviously tons of fun,” she wrote, adding “but you know what’s even *more* fun?” with an image of Twitter’s mute feature.
She continues, “Yep. Twitter without the mute button would be hell. (Heaven would be an edit button.”
She’s feeling very attacked right now.