On Wednesday, we reported everyone’s supposed to be upset because David Yates, director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, said the film will “not explicitly” delve deeply into Dumbledore’s sexual orientation.
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This has apparently made a lot of pointy-hatted fans extremely upset, particularly since author J.K. Rowling alluded to the fact that Dumbledore was gay last year, saying:
“I can’t tell you everything I would like to say because this is obviously a five-part story so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship. … We’ll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned … watch this space.”
After fans ventws on Twitter about all the DumbleDrama, J.K. Rowling herself stepped into the fray, tweeting an image of a man grabbing the TV remote to hit “mute”:
“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, but you know what’s even *more* fun?”