Director of latest ‘Harry Potter’ prequel says Dumbledore’s homosexuality will be ‘clear’ to viewers

During her 2007 tour for the final book of the main Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling told a crowd that “Dumbledore is gay, actually,” despite the elderly mentor character’s sexual attraction not being referenced in the books themselves. The bombshell earned her accolades from pro-LGBT activists but also criticism from parents concerned about exposing their kids to adult and morally-objectionable themes. Critics of the series, such as the late Vatican exorcist Father Gabriel Amorth and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, had already maintained that its subversive themes could negatively predispose children to curiousity about the occult.

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