Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dumbledore? Gay? I... What?

From the AP:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay.

J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

First of all, rumors? I haven't heard any rumors. There's fanfiction, yes, but that's not really the same thing.

Second, I'm really blown away. There's subtle and then there's completely below the radar. Did anyone else pick up on this?

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