J.K. Rowling Doesn’t Want To Hear You Whine About Dumbledore Not Being Gay In “Fantastic Beasts 2”

She's feeling very attacked right now.

Gay Twitter and LGBT outlets alike have been ablaze since yesterday, when news broke that Dumbledore would not be “explicitly” gay in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel.

David Yates, director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald told EW that we shouldn’t expect any references to his sexuality or his pining for the titular dark wizard.

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“He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”

Fans immediately voiced their frustration, accusing J.K. Rowling of queer-baiting us with the promise of an out-and-proud Hogwarts headmaster.

In a tweet of her own, Rowling deflected the criticism.

“Being sent abuse about an interview that didn’t involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that’s only one installment in, is obviously tons of fun,” she wrote, adding “but you know what’s even *more* fun?” with an image of Twitter’s mute feature.

Oh well, perhaps Dumbledore will get his chance at love in one of the three remaining Fantastic Beasts movies.

Zachary Zane is a writer and activist whose work focuses on sexuality, culture, and academic research. He has contributed to The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Advocate.
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