Wow, did not see that coming. JK Rowling has revealed that the much-loved Headmaster Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame is gay.
Keep your Headmaster jokes to yourself, please.
On one hand, I am thrilled that she has told the world that he is gay. Dumbledore is a hero, he is brave, he is wise, he is all-that-is-good-and-noble. Oh, and he's gay. That is so cool.
On the OTHER hand, I wonder what kind of negative impact this may have in certain quarters. For example, Ex-Husband loves HP, but hates gay people. When we were married, I managed to get him to curb his comments in front of Son, but now... well.
So this morning, Son and I are talking about the whole thing, and he says to me, "I used to think Dumbledore was te best, but now....I guess I respect him less."
Ever the cool headed mother, I said, "Then, Son, that makes you an ASSHOLE."
Yes, I called my precious baby, my greatest love, an asshole to his face.
Ugh. We ended up having a good talk about it, and I guess I AM thankful that he told me he thinks (ahem, is being TAUGHT to think) that way so that I can try to counter-balance it. It's just that I never thought Harry Potter would be the vehicle to bring this topic to the surface.