JK Rowling, author of the immensely popular Harry Potter series of books, has commented once again on the sexuality of Dumbledore since the headmaster of Hogwarts was unveiled as gay back in 2007.
Harry Potter fan Ana Kocovic tweeted JK Rowling: “Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way.”
JK Rowling’s reply was simple and thought provoking: “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?”
Ana’s tweets have since been deleted, but not before she responded and called JK Rowling’s answer inspirational: “Amazing answer… Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!”
This is far from the first time that JK Rowling has spoken out on the sexuality of the characters in her books, especially Dumbledore.
Previously Rowling has said: ”It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men.”
Rowling also pointed out: “He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”
The sales figures and appeal of the Harry Potter series of books (published between 1997-2007) are staggering, having sold approximately 450 million copies.
Together with the movies they have appealed to a cross generation audience, and JK Rowling’s voice of support with LGBT issues is huge.
Previously the 49-year-old author had confirmed that there were many LGBT students at Hogwarts when she held a Q&A session with fans via Twitter.