AP | J.K. Rowling outs Hogwarts character
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.
Tristan and Isolde. Merlin and Nimue. Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Doesn't quite have the same mythic je ne se quoi, does it?
C'mon. Despite its phenomenal popularity, the Potter series is a children's book. Authority figures in children's books are almost completely sexless. The tragedy of the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald works without introducing the "romance that was not meant to be" motif into it.
Argh. Every minute I spend thinking about this yields another wrongness.
"I'm Dumbledore's man."
"Is it love again?" said Voldemort, his snake's face jeering. "Dumbledore's favorite solution, love..."
"Severus Snape wasn't yours," said Harry. "Snape was Dumbledore's..."