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J.K. Rowling Mocked over Dumbledore Revelation

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J.K. Rowling is being mocked for saying that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an"incredibly intense" sexual relationship. She revealed the sexual dimension to their relationship in a DVD feature for"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

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People are mocking Rowling's habit of dropping new details about the"Harry Potter" and"Fantastic Beasts" universe outside of the book and movie series.
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Some fans are also frustrated that Rowling doesn't include the queer elements of her stories in the books and movies themselves. How about you guys?
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Well, it is never a good sign if an author has to explain those things outside the story. If they are sooo important include them.
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I, for one, don't want to read sex scenes of extremely old wizards, no matter who it's with. Actually, can we all agree that we probably shouldn't have"incredibly intense" sexual relationships in children's books?

Now, where's that"50 Shades of Greyback" fanfic, people?!
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Need I remind everyone that Dumbledore was NOT A REAL PERSON! Calm those oversensitive tits.
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did they miss the part where this was for kids?
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Please J.K. Rowling, I love your book but PLEASE stfu with your extra 'facts' that ruins the book.
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She's trying too much.
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I just feel like she manipulates characters to fit with people sensibilities of the current times. I love her books and appreciate everything but I don't pander.
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It’s always been the case, and it’s not some newly uncovered secret either - she confirmed this years ago. And anyway, here’s for what she actually said;"Their relationship was incredibly intense," Rowling said in the feature."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 relationships.”

And her writing of the relationship reflects exactly this in the books. It doesn’t need to be said explicitly, it is made plain through Dumbledore’s continuing conflict of feelings towards his memories of Grindlewald, and towards himself as a young man. But just as Dumbledore would never have turned to Harry and said, “yeah, me and Grindlewald used to bang”, JK didn’t feel the need to rub it in either.
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The writer always knows more about the story and the characters than we read in the pages. The process of writing is deciding what drives the story or illumines the characters, and that's what goes in -- and the superfluous stuff is left out. Sounds like when Rowling makes these statements she's revealing the things she left out of the written text. If she wants to spill all that tea, you can just take it or leave it, y'know? I'm not sure why it has to affect your enjoyment of the written work.
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