Re: Dumbledore is Gay? That's creepy.
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:05:47 -0500
"James Egan" <jegan472@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4PSdnbmv9p73nYfanZ2dnUVZ_sLinZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxOn Sat, 20 Oct 2007 05:18:52 -0700, doofy wrote:
Considering he wanted to stay at the school instead of being Minister of
Magic, and kept telling Harry he "cared too much for him". And how
Harry would periodically catch DD looking at him.
I didn't need that. However, Michael Gambon does give off gay.
I believe JKR was joking about Dumbledore being gay, because of the black
helicopter conspiracy theories
What "black helicopter" theories??? (Hope I'm not opening a huge can of worms with that question...)
...and fan fiction circulating on the
Internet. She refers to Dumbledore's being gay as"fan fiction":
Dumbledore's love, she observed, was his "great tragedy."
"Oh, my god," Rowling concluded with a laugh, "the fan fiction."
But that's just it - his love WAS his great tragedy: he was in love with Grindenwald which blinded him to the evil side of Gw's philosophy - at least for a while, till his better judgement reasserted itself. So she was actually being quite honest (though also slightly misleading - as ever!) - we just didn't know it yet because we didn't know the backstory about Dd and Gw being friends years ago (and perhaps more than that).
But it sounds to me like she was serious about it in the interview, hence the note to the screenwriter, and it also supports the story arc in the last book.
Also, there was never any indication in any of her books that Dumbledore
was gay. Just because be didn't have a love interest doesn't mean he's
gay. Neither did McGonagle and others. Regardless, if she attempts to
turn Dumbledore into some gay crusade, I'll lose my respect for the
woman, which was already diminished by her obsession with the death and
the killing of characters that would inevitably break children's hearts.
The woman is obsessed with death!
I don't think Dd being (almost incidentally) gay has to be a "gay crusade". It's just a fact, the same way he had piercing blue eyes and a long beard. He was tall, and oh yeah, he was also gay. Big deal. Why make it into anything bigger?
Hey, I know, why don't JKR make Dumbledore gay AND a child molester! That
would coincide with her obsession of teaching young children that bad
things happen! Give me a break.
Well at least you seem to understand gay doesn't equal child molester - I think... Though that would probably bring them together in many reader's eyes. Not really worth answering that point though.
It doesn't, to you, and to me, but to the majority it DOES. The truth doesn't matter to those so blinded by hysteria that refuse to believe facts. If you want to see just how MANY people believe that, try going to a public park and watching the children. That is a middle aged male, alone, in a park watching the children play. You won't have to wait long for the police. Take a camera with you, and I promise you WILL get a trip to the station.
Anyway, we see lots of established couples in the books - Arthur and Molly, Tonks and Remus, Lily and James - as well as more ephemeral or more recent ones such as Hagrid and Madam Maxime; Hermione and Viktor first, then Ron; Ron and LavLav then Hermy; Harry and Cho then Ginny; Ginny and - well, quite a few boys before Harry! So why not a gay couple somewhere in the backstory that's just alluded to? Just reflective of life, no "Big Point" or anything - unless you choose to make it one..
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