Nobody asked for this. Like, way to miss the point and undermine everything you COULD have done to rectify the mistake of leaving Dumbledore's orientation out of canon. This further reduces queer relationships and queer characters just to sex in media commentary.
At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article. While homosexuality often made people the target of discrimination, harassment and violence in the Muggle world, witches and wizards tended to be tolerant of or indifferent toward gays and lesbians.
Writer J. Rowling's revelation that two "Harry Potter" characters were in a gay relationship has sparked an angry backlash, with some fans accusing her of changing her books to keep up with social trends. In Rowling outed Albus Dumbledore, the head of Hogwarts school in the best-selling books, saying he had fallen in love with Gellert Grindelwald - a fellow wizard.
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It may have been 12 years since the last Harry Potter book was published, but author JK Rowling is still delivering nuggets of trivia from her franchise. Since the last novel was released inRowling has done everything from confirm the sneaky way she made sure everyone knew how to pronounce Hermione Granger's nameto announcing wizards used to poop themselves where they stood. Yes, really.
Harry Potter star Tom Felton has given the approval to a popular fan theory about his character Draco Malfoy. And, for the majority of the film, it continues in the spirit of originality and creativity, with new beasts for Newt Scamander Eddie Redmayne to tame and magical delights to be uncovered. What follows is a baffling series of expositional conversations and meaningless connections, dragging The Crimes of Grindelwald down into the murky depths occupied by the Star Wars prequels.
Rowling 's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenixan organisation dedicated to fighting Lord Voldemort.
If you've been anywhere near Twitter in the past 24 hours, you've likely heard about J. Rowling's latest Fantastic Beasts comments — the ones where she described, in a DVD feature for The Crimes of Grindelwaldthe "incredibly intense" "love" relationship Dumbledore shared with his rival. In the hours since the interview gained traction, there were a number of tweets about Rowling's remarks that went viral. And quite a few of them highlighted the difference between the Harry Potter author's words and what is featured in the Fantastic Beasts movies themselves.
Last week the British blog Radio Times found and published quotes from J. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can't know, you can believe you know.