J.K. Rowling, Hypocrite Extraordinaire

Rowling, in response to somebody saying they can’t see Dumbledore as gay:

“Maybe because gay people just look like…people,”

Rewind a bit. Here’s Rowling, immediately after announcing that she always thought of Dumbledore as gay:

She added [to what she had already said on the subject]: ‘Yeah, that’s how I always saw Dumbledore. In fact, recently I was in a script read-through for the sixth film, and they had Dumbledore saying a line to Harry early in the script saying, “I knew a girl once, whose hair…” I had to write a little note in the margin and slide it along to the scriptwriter, “Dumbledore’s gay!”

Now, I’m sure once word gets out all will agree that Rowling is a shameful bigot, because she “saw” Dumbledore as gay, which of course is impossible since gay people “look like…people”. What horrible bigotry, to think that sexual orientation perhaps manifests itself in other outward qualities that normal people may notice!

I await her apology shortly, though I hope that boycotts occur regardless and her next book is panned by mobs of angry fans. It shouldn’t be long before she’s run off of social media as well.

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7 Responses to J.K. Rowling, Hypocrite Extraordinaire

  1. Ilíon says:

    Oh, give her a break! Everyone knows, “it’s different when *we* do it”!

  2. GRA says:

    She probably just forgot? The date stamped on that second article is 2007. I also wonder if the actors playing Dumbledore also received that “little note” as well, or maybe it wasn’t important/relevant at that time. But the the line “I knew a girl once, whose hair … ” may have been incomplete — unless she knew where that line was implying something of a female love interest, why would she write such a thing in that manner? He could’ve been been describing the color/texture of a girl’s hair without any hint of romance. Interesting, really.

    • She almost certainly DID forget, but I note that at the time she said it there wasn’t a massive backlash. Far from it, in fact.

      This is because, of course, it’s a perfectly normal thing to say.

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