Harry Potter author JK Rowling is facing a fresh barrage of memes from fans after a new revelation about beloved wizard Albus Dumbledore’s sex life went viral.
In a special feature for the DVD and Blu-ray of latest film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Rowling explains of Dumbledore and Grindelwald, “Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship.
“But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows, really, what the other person is feeling.
“So I’m less interested in the sexual side — though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship — than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other.”
It was in 2007, after the publication of the final Harry Potter book, that JK Rowling announced at a public event that beloved wizard Albus Dumbledore was a gay man.
But since then, Rowling’s retroactive attempts to be queer-inclusive in the series have been a running joke among fans online, frustrated that Dumbledore’s sexuality still hasn’t been explicitly addressed in any of the Harry Potter universe’s books or films.
And JK Rowling’s latest comments about Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s sexual relationship has reignited debate – and hilarious commentary – on the topic, with fans revealing new details of their own about Harry Potter characters. A word of warning, some of the tweets below are NSFW:
JK Rowling: You know what else was nine and three quarters?
— Genki (@Genki_Rocket) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: dumbledore has a cyst, it’s currently oozing, and then it popped on the broom ride here. it’s just been a messy week…
— imp (@imp_kid) March 18, 2019
JK Rowling: Dobby can deepthroat a Nimbus 2000
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) March 17, 2019
Me: Mr. and Mrs. Weasley probably had a normal sex life
JK Rowling: *inhales*
— ?????? (@KyEggPlantEmoji) March 17, 2019
J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s patronus is the Grindr logo
— carter (@carterhambley) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: pic.twitter.com/Ie3TuWBAhC
— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Luna Lovegood was a bisexual voyeur who was pro-choice and a quarter Chinese. Wingardium Leviosa was Hermione’s safe word. Lucius Malfoy was a cuckold. It was never said but it was understood.
— marquita (@marquitasade) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Sirius was a furry
— Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) March 17, 2019
J. K. Rowling: Hagrid was gay, too
J. K. Rowling: check chapter 4 of the first book, sweetie pic.twitter.com/qn9BUna9fX
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: pic.twitter.com/nwrKqQOZPa
— crazy broke asian (@tribranchvo) March 18, 2019
JK Rowling: and don’t even get me STARTED on Moaning Myrtle
— niko (@niko_trusko) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Hogwarts originally had 5 houses. The fifth house was the Haus of Edwards. The common room was a dance studio.
— red (@ReddieFerdie) March 18, 2019
JK Rowling: Dumbledore was on PrEP
— grant ???? (@urdadssidepiece) March 17, 2019
Jk Rowling: Victor Krum has an onlyfans account
— Narcissa Stique (@JMarcusGuevarra) March 18, 2019
J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore ate the peach from Call Me By Your Name
— jon (@prasejeebus) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling : why do you think I named him Longbottom
— welp nope nevermind bad idea (@marculenta) March 17, 2019
But all kidding aside, we’re just going to leave this tweet thread here:
people are acting like JK Rowling randomly brought up Dumbledore’s sex life. in fact, she said she *isn’t interested* in exploring Dumbledore’s sex life, because she thinks that’s what people are asking for. she assumes that any depiction of queerness must be adult rated.
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) March 17, 2019
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