Back in 2007, after the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ J.K. Rowling was asked if Albus Dumbledore had ever loved any one, to which she replied “Dumbledore is gay, actually.” The casual revelation shook the world however becoming headline news, but since then the dust has settled and most accept this as canon. (Well, of course it is! Rowling created the character. He is what she says he is.)
Well… most. Twitter user @anakocovic21 expressed confusion over how he could be gay when she couldn’t “see him in that way” in a message she tweeted to Rowling directly.
The author was quick to respond:
.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like… people?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 24, 2015
Since becoming the laughing stock of the internet, @anakocovic21 has deleted the post, but Rowling’s response has been retweeted over 6,000 times.
Dumbledore is, of course, the headmaster of Hogwarts, the school for young wizards and witches, and served as a mentor and father figure to the students, Harry in particular. In the movies, he was played by Richard Harris, with Michael Gambon taking over starting with ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ after Harris’ death.
In an interview, the writer stated that Dumbledore’s one true love was Gellert Grindelwald.
Last year when asked which character from the Potterverse she missed the most, Rowling stated it was Dumbledore, who by the way, is gay.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter