Dumbledore Will Not Be ‘Explicitly’ Gay In Fantastic Beasts, And Fans Are FUCKING LIVID!
Only, you know, never mentioning it in the books, just after the fact?
When Entertainment Weekly asked The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates if we would finally get concrete reference to the wizard’s sexual orientation, he disappointingly said:
“Not explicitly. But I think all the fans are aware of that. 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.”
See, don’t worry, guys! It’s 2018, we can get away with weakly implied homosexuality, just so long as all our homophobic fans don’t have to face it! Progress!
Naturally, fans let their feelings about the insult be known on Twitter — see some of the strongest reactions (below)!
jkr: dumbledore is gay lol
fans: okay but u didn’t put it in the source material
jkr: i know lol
*ten years later*
fans: okay you’ve got a chance to put it in canon now
jkr: hehe lol i know
fans: so are you gonna
jkr: no lol
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ lucy (@_avasharpe) January 31, 2018
JKR *opening closet door, gestures*: Look, it’s Dumbledore, he’s gay!
Dumbledoor *tries to step out of the closet*
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ heidi heilig (@heidiheilig) January 31, 2018
Dumbledore will be exactly as ~canonically gay~ in Fantastic Beasts 2 (2018) as he was in Harry Potter 1 (2001), which is to say: not at all.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) January 31, 2018
If you’re not going to make Young Dumbledore’s sexuality explicitly clear in Fantastic Beasts then why even bother with this film at all tbh?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jill Pantozzi ├óΓäó┬┐ (@JillPantozzi) January 31, 2018
“Not explicitly,” Yates replied when asked if the film makes it clear that Dumbledore is gay. “But I think all the fans are aware of that.”
IT’S 2018 LMAO GET IT TOGETHER
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Connor Goldsmith (@dreamoforgonon) January 31, 2018
Choose your fighter but bullshit edition:
David Yates saying Dumbledore is not explicitly gay in Fantastic Beasts because “fans already know” vs. Rowling saying she didn’t write Dumbledore’s sexuality into the books because “it wasn’t needed”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ dilara (@elbirdilara) January 31, 2018
JK Rowling only said Dumbledore was gay because there weren’t any risks, the books were finished. Now she’s decided they aren’t, there are risks again and she’s chosen the same spineless path she’s used to. She is no LGBTQ ally, 100% of y’all should never treat her like one.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) February 1, 2018
this is the proof that jk rowling only said dumbledore was gay in order to gain more attention, not bc she supported the lgbt+ community. she├óΓé¼Γäós a fucking hypocrite are we surprised though? no. https://t.co/4CtKkwmd2X
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ alice (@grangershug) January 31, 2018
fuck jk rowling. fuck her. dumbledore├óΓé¼Γäós sexuality is such a huge part of his enmity with fucking grindelwald. i am so pissed off and upset right now. she is okay with an abuser working in her movie but not with shamelessly showing dumbledore├óΓé¼Γäós sexuality?? this is so sad. https://t.co/jJIhMQDvVo
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ love, uma (@armieharnmer) January 31, 2018
Listen, we all knew it was time to let go of #FantasticBeasts when they doubled down on Depp ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ that Yates confirmed they’re going to sidestep Dumbledore being gay in the film means JK and her team have fucked up huge and it’s time to ignore this franchise completely. Let it die. pic.twitter.com/Jj61G7CUkM
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Alicia Lutes (@alicialutes) January 31, 2018
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