Speaking at Carnegie Hall on Friday night in her first U.S. tour in seven years, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always suspected -- that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay," reported entertainment Web site E! Online.
Rowling said Dumbledore fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was "terribly let down" and went on to destroy his rival.
That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy."
"Falling in love can blind us to an extent," she said.
The audience reportedly fell silent after the admission -- then erupted into applause.
Rowling, 42, said if she had known that would be the response, she would have revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.
Look, am I the only one who thinks this is fucking wank?
Seriously, did the world go stupid? "Oh, I didn't say Dumbledore was openly gay in the books, or have an openly gay, happy character, but now that they're done, by the way, Harry's father figure was gay. Also, unhappy. Tragic loss. It happens. He didn't want to talk about it much, so I didn't need to write it. Look, I would have mentioned it earlier, but I was afraid you'd all hate me for it, and that would ruin
This is not an admittance to be applauded, this is weak. This is seriously weak, after the thought morality said to get some love and not actually engage in anything. The t-shirt should say "How Many Main Characters are Openly Gay and Happy in Harry Potter?" and "I Wrote Dumbledore Slash Where He Fucks Harry in the Ass. What Did You Do, Rowling?"
The collective stupidity of Rowling and her fans and the world is pissing me off over this. I wasn't going to say anything, cause I thought I didn't care, but then I saw this t-shirt, and saw a site that hold sold seven thousand of them, and I realised I cared enough to make this post, look down my nose at all of you who are behind this move, and say, "You're all fucking morons, die now and let my precious air be."