JK Rowling Slays Another Homophobic Harry Potter Fan Who “Can’t See” Dumbledore Being Gay


Eight years after announcing that Albus Dumbledore, the beloved headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was a gay man, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is still fielding idiotic questions and concerns about the character’s sexuality from homophobic fans on Twitter.

On Tuesday, the 49-year-old author was praised as an “inspiration” once again after issuing a perfect response to one such troll.

The troll tweeted:


Rowling responded with a classic read:

The troll, who deleted her entire feed after the exchange went viral, tweeted in response: “amazing answer… Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!”

Rowling has made a point of defending her choice to reveal the character’s sexuality countless times since she did so in 2007, around the time the series’ film franchise released its fifth installment. “It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men,” she said at the time. “He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”

In December, Rowling went a step further to confirm that Hogwarts was a safe space for LGBT students, and tweeted a meme that read: “If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet.”

Is a viral video of Dumbledore marrying a same-sex couple at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter too much to ask for?

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.