Famous novelist J. K. Rowling is facing many angry tweets after the comments she made about two of her characters from her best selling Harry Potter franchise.
In an interview in context to her recent feature film, J. K. Rowling exclaimed that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald may have had a "sexual dimension" in their friendship.
J.K. Rowling spoke about Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship: "Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship." (Continue)
— The Rowling Library (@rowlinglibrary) March 17, 2019
As per the tweet, J. K. Rowling had opened up saying the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald was intense and filled with passion and surely a love affair.
She further continued,
But as it 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. You can’t know, you can believe you know,
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, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationship
The relationship was however not depicted in the recent movie The Crimes of Grindelwald, starring Johnny Depp, which was a disappointment.
Many angry tweets have been made against J.K. Rowling since the revelations of her characters.
Well, as an "intense" homosexual, and a fan of her books, I've quite had it with J. K. Rowling piggybacking on LGBTQ+ folk because it's trendy to do so now, when she wasn't prepared to make the sacrifices and fight at a time when it wasn't so easy.
Stop milking ££ our rainbow https://t.co/O4e1yRomdG
— W G Saraband (@wgsaraband) March 17, 2019
Prior to this, J. K. Rowling announced Albus Dumbledore was homosexual in 2007, ten years after the release of her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
I love Harry Potter so much but JK’s blatant (and failing) attempts to make Dumbledore any gayer without actually having the guts or motive to actually write it... Smh, making a character gay to seem woke or give them more depth... Sloppy, Rowling.
— kat (@kattykmila) March 17, 2019
But there's no mention of the character being gay anywhere in the book, and now Gellert Grindelwald.