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J.K. Rowling strikes back at fans who are angry Dumbledore won’t be “explicitly” gay in new film

On Wednesday, we reported everyone’s supposed to be upset because David Yates, director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, said the film will “not explicitly” delve deeply into Dumbledore’s sexual orientation.

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This has apparently made a lot of pointy-hatted fans extremely upset, particularly since author J.K. Rowling alluded to the fact that Dumbledore was gay last year, saying:

“I can’t tell you everything I would like to say because this is obviously a five-part story so there’s lots to unpack in that relationship. … We’ll see him at that formative period of his life. As far as his sexuality is concerned … watch this space.”

After fans ventws on Twitter about all the DumbleDrama, J.K. Rowling herself stepped into the fray, tweeting an image of a man grabbing the TV remote to hit “mute”:

“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 installment in, is obviously tons of fun, but you know what’s even *more* fun?”

So. There.