Dumbledore...Publicity Stunt or the Real Thing...

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@twoey68 (13695)
October 24, 2007 7:28am CST
Publicity... - Publicity...
Let me say right off, this is not a discussion over whether homosexuality is right or wrong. I'm not even going to get into that. I do want to know what you think of JK Rowling's announcement that Dumbledore is gay. Do you think it is just a publicity stunt to draw more attention to the whole Gay issue and/or to promote her books even more? Or do you think it is something that has been there all along and no one caught on? Personally, I think it is all a publicity stunt. It would seem to me that in 7 books where she played up budding romances for Harry, Hermione, Ron and even Hagrid she would have found some occasion to mention this little tidbit about Dumbledore...especially during the scenes to do with the Yuletime Ball where romance was everywhere. I also find it amusing that she picked Dumbledore who everyone pretty much looks up to and likes to be the gay person. Why not Malfoy? He hasn't been shown much with girls or Snape for that matter? Maybe b/c they aren't as well liked? I like the Harry Potter books and movies although I haven't read past the 4th book or the seen past the 4th movie I still like them. It doesn't really matter to me that Dumbledore is or isn't gay although at this late hour I don't see what the point was (other than publicity) to throw it out there. Do you think this is going to increase or decrease her popularity and the Harry Potter series in general? !!HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~