Dumbledore gay?

by Cellobella on Saturday, October 20, 2007

Apparently so. Damn – my gaydar failed yet again!!

{ 5 comments }

Selma October 20, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Dumbledore – gay? It can’t be true, can it? I’m as outraged as I was when the news broke that Tinky Winky was that way inclined. I mean, just ‘cos he has a handbag….

My gaydar wasn’t working either.

Cellobella October 20, 2007 at 8:02 pm

The BBC said so. Who am I to disagree? I thought Dumbledore was just good friends with Gridelwald. So didn’t get the vibe.

CB x

Joh October 21, 2007 at 5:58 am

I don’t have a gaydar either!

Marci October 21, 2007 at 9:34 am

I know, I am totally blown away by this revelation. How in the world did we not see this coming? Now, I have to go back and read everything again, looking for clues…

By the way, Skittles at http://www.skittles0366.blogspot.com just awarded me the Community Blogger Award that you created – I am so excited!!

James Cummins October 23, 2007 at 5:25 pm

If J.K. Rowling wanted Dumbledore to be gay, either she needed to make it more apparent via more info in the story line (building it into his characterization) or, she should have shown the world how great of a writer she is…that is theatre of the mind. What separates a great writer from the rest is leading the your audience into believing what you want without straight-up telling them; make them believe it was their own revelation. This is not to say that Dumbledore would not have been allowed to be gay, however, it is hard to see what she is saying. The few potential links to the alleged sexual preference are weak at best, a mere grasping at straws if you will.

In Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis uses the character of Aslan as a portrayal of the Christians Savior, Jesus Christ. Lewis did not go on tour and at the end say, “Oh by the way, Aslan is Jesus and he will take you to eternal joy!” Whether Rowling wants Dumbledore or not, it was up to her to have portrayed this to the reader throughout the whole series, or even as a bomb-shell in the books, but the time for this has passed. If in another millennia archeologist unearthed her books, would they know for certain, or at all, this new life style of Dumbledore. For Rowling to make this claim now would be about as hard as saying Harry Potter is a female. The evidence is not there to support this claim, plus, validity for Rowling has been lost on the single grounds that she had to inform the world to this new claim.

The sub-theme is not valid, as is not present in the books, and it sure as hell is not valid just because she “always saw Dumbledore as gay.” (Rowling, 2007. Interview) We had to see him as gay as well for it to be true literary quality.

Please, all of you crazed Harry Potter fans, do not attempt to kill me for my condemning words for J.K. Rowling. I do understand your views as I am one of you. I still love and adore this series and do still hold Rowling in the deepest respect as a writer. I see her as pure genius in the writing of Harry Potter and thank her for sharing this world of excitement and magical adventure with us all.

Thanks to everyone who has posted in a clean and professional manner; to you I write.

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