JK Rowling Wants to Mute All the Haters in Her Mentions Over Gay Dumbledore Controversy

· Updated on May 28, 2018

JK Rowling has a button for all the people mentioning her in Twitter conversations about the new Fantastic Beasts sequel: the mute button.

Earlier this week, fans of the Harry Potter franchise spoke out against Fantastic Beasts director David Yates, who said that Dumbledore’s queer sexuality will not be a part of the upcoming Beasts sequel. Anger at Yates turned into anger at the Potter series’ original author JK Rowling, who outed Dumbledore as gay in 2007.

“Being sent abuse about an interview that didn’t involve me, about a screenplay I wrote but which none of the angry people have read, which is part of a five-movie series that’s only one instalment in, is obviously tons of fun, but you know what’s even *more* fun?” Rowling tweeted.

However, Rowling’s dismissal of the issue did not go over well with many fans, who responded that her “muting” them was not good form.

Well, when it comes to queer representation, the LGBTQ community is patient. Here’s hoping the Beasts sequels finally decide to deal with its main characters’ sexuality. Until then, there’s always fanfic.

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