Sunday, October 21, 2007


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.


Be Inspired Always said...

I can't believe the author would even bring that up. It doesn't change the way I look at it, but it might lose the magic for some people.

Either way I think you handled it well, except for the "asshole" part.


Froggy said...

I think you handled very well. I don't see why it is such a big deal.

forestsister said...

interesting! where did this little piece of information surface and... i guess i would have to ask, "why" is this out of the closet if the books are supposed to be over?

as for little dude, at least you're talking about it rather than pretending it isn't there.