The writer added “sexual overtones” to the relationship of the head of Hogwarts with Green de Wald. But in movies and books this is not said.
On March 12, a Blu-Ray disc of the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Greens of the Wald Crimes” was released, with commentaries by screenwriter Joan C. Rowling and director David Yeats. The writer confirmed that the relationship between the characters of the Albus Dumbledore franchise and Gellert Green de Wald had sexual connotations. This was noticed in the RadioTimes publication.
Soon social networks started joking about the sexual fetishes of other characters in the franchise. Users also noticed that it was not the first time that Rowling spoke about what was not in books and films: for example, the writer had previously statedthat Hermione could be black, and at Hogwarts there was not always a Muggle water system. wizards were emptied on the spot, and then “magically removed the consequences.”
Relationship Dumbledore and Green de Wald
Back in 2007, Rowling said that she had always considered Hogwarts Director gay. Ten years later, the writer noted that Dumbledore was not only friendly with Green de Wald, but was in love with him. Previously it was not known whether he reciprocated Albus. In the comments to the second part of Fantastic Beasts, the author stated that the relationship of the heroes had sexual overtones.
Their relationship was incredibly deep and passionate. As happens in any couple, hetero, homosexual or other, no matter what label we attach to them, a person never surely knows what the other feels. You cannot know, you can only believe.
I’m less interested in their sex life — although I’m sure that there was sexual overtoning in their relationship — than in the feelings they had for each other. This is the most amazing thing in human relationships.Joan C. Rowlingthe author of a series of books about Harry Potter
Director David Yates added: “This story is about two men who loved each other and were eventually forced to fight against each other. The history of the 21st century.
New revelations of the creators of the picture provoked a wave of memes.
Memes about sex at Hogwarts
In response to the statement, Rowling in social networks began to use the “nobody” format patterns. Usually such memes ridicule those who want to attract attention to themselves at any cost. Users joked about what the novelist could tell about the characters in their franchise.
Most of the jokes concerned the secret sex life of teachers and students of the school of magic and sorcery. Twitter suggested that Dobby all this time was a lesbian, and Sirius Black, who could turn into a black dog, was a furry.
nobody :— lewis buchan (@lewisbuchan) March 17, 2019
jk rowling : voldemort had no nose because he was a cocaine addict
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Volan de Mort didn’t have a nose because he is a cocaine addict”
Deadass nobody:— marquita (@marquitasade) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Luna Lovegood was a bisexual voyeur who was pro-choice and a quarter Chinese. Wingardium Leviosa was Hermione’s safe word. Lucius Malfoy was a cuckold. It was never said but it was understood.
“Absolutely no one: / J. K. Rowling: Luna Lovegood was a bisexual pro-Choice voyaist and a quarter Chinese woman. Wingardium Levios was Hermione’s stop word. Lucius Malfoy was a cuckold. This was never said, but it was clear that way. ”
No one:— Alicia Kraft (@TheAliciaKraft) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: butterbeer is cum
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Creamy beer is sperm”
nobody:— tom (@tom_harlock) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: dobby loves piss play
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Dobby Loves Golden Rain”
Nobody:— Timothée CHALEmet. (@yaooisawannabe) March 18, 2019
JK Rowling: McGonagall was a having a lesbian affair with Filch's cat while in cat form.
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: McGonagall played a lesbian affair with Filch’s cat when she turned into a cat
nobody:— alice (@grangershug) March 17, 2019
literally no one:
jk rowling: the sorting hat was dumbledore’s sex partner when grindelwald wasn’t around. also, dobby is a lesbian.
“No one: / Absolutely no one: / J. K. Rowling: The distribution hat was Dumbledore’s mistress when Green de Wald was not around. By the way, Dobby – lesbian “
Nobody:— niko (@niko_trusko) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: and don’t even get me STARTED on Moaning Myrtle
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: And don’t even make me talk about the Weeping Myrtle”
no one:— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: professor quirrell was into pegging.
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Professor Quirrell liked peggings”
no one:— Quackity (@QuackityHQ) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: snape sex tape coming soon
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Soon there will be a sex video with Snape”
Nobody:— Genki (@Genki_Rocket) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: You know what else was nine and three quarters?
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Do you know what else was nine and three quarters?”
Nobody:— David Hughes (@david8hughes) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Dobby can deepthroat a Nimbus 2000
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Dobby can swallow a Nimbus 2000”
No one:— Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Sirius was a furry
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Sirius was a furry”
No one: ….— HOOD VOGUE (@itskeyon) March 17, 2019
Jk Rowling in 2030: Voldemort was a depressed gay man of color
“None: / J. K. Rowling in 2030: Volan de Mort was depressed black gay”
nobody:— chris melberger (@chrismelberger) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: neville had a mole on his ass
“Nobody: / J. K. Rowling: Neville had a wart on his ass”
Some users have slightly changed the pattern “nobody”, but also continued joking about sex at Hogwarts.
reporter: hello— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: there was actually a fifth hogwarts house that no one knew about. it was called sex house and it was where the horniest wizards were sorted into. they spent their days fucking and sucking and not learning much magic at all
“Reporter: Hello / JK Rowling: Actually, there was a fifth faculty at Hogwarts, about which no one knew. He was called the sex department, and the hat distributed there only the most lewd wizards. They had sex every day and never studied magic. ”
Department Store Mannequin:— Shayne Topp (@supershayne) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: In wizard language, “Hogwarts” translates to “Sex College”.
“Mannequin in the shop: / J. K. Rowling: In the language of wizards,“ Hogwarts ”means“ College of Sex ””
Me: I —— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: Hagrid has paid for feet pics
“I: / J. K. Rowling: Hagrid paid for photos of the legs”
Clerk: “Alright, that’ll be $2.95…”— Brandon Calvillo (@BJCalvillo) March 17, 2019
JK Rowling: “DOBBY HAD HERPES”
“Vendor: Okay, you have 2 dollars 95 cents … / J. K. Rowling: Dobby had herpes!”
JK Rowling should just end the arguments and publish a book called “Who Wizards Be Fucking” so we can can know who wizards be fucking.— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) March 17, 2019
“J. K. Rowling can put an end to all disputes and publish the book “Who wizards have sex with,” so that we can find out who wizards have sex with. “
CHILD: I love Hagrid!— The Give Smart Guy (@BobbyBigWheel) March 17, 2019
JK ROWLING: Sadly he died from autoerotic asphyxiation in a Bangkok hotel room
“Baby: I love Hagrid! / JK Rowling: Unfortunately, he died of autoerotic asphyxiation in a hotel room in Bangkok. ”
funeral director: i’m so sorry for your loss— ikra (@dunwaIl) March 17, 2019
me: thank you
jk rowling: harry’s dad once took 3 cocks at once
me: not now jk
“Funeral Home Officer: Sorry for your loss / Me: Thank you / J. K. Rowling: Once Harry’s father accepted three members at a time / Me: Not now, Joan”
us: can we get the marau-— amy (@rlandsbindaclub) March 17, 2019
jk rowling: no
jk rowling: the restricted section of hogwarts was restricted because that's where dumbledore hid his gay erotica
“We: Can we … / J. K. Rowling: No / We: But … / J. K. Rowling: The forbidden section at Hogwarts was closed because Dumbledore kept his gay erotica there”
Reddit also noticed jokes about sex related to the Harry Potter universe. In the r / memeeconomy subreddite, where the potential of memes is discussed, a template with an empty tweet of the writer appeared and soon spread to one of the most popular sections on the forum – r / dankmemes.
Russian franchise fans were not even surprised by Rowling’s statement.
— А Дамблдор и Гриндевальд — трахались!— Я дико извиняюсь (@traktor_bang) March 17, 2019
— Мы знаем это уже 12 лет, да.
— Ябалися они! Представляете? Прям в жопы!
— Мы поняли, Джоан, успокойся, пожалуйста.
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2007 год: Роулинг завила что Дамблдор гей и его сердце принадлежит Гриндельвальду— Нежелезный человек (@imnotiron) March 17, 2019
2018 год: В ФТ показывают химию гриндельдора и откровения с чувствами напоказ
2019 Роулинг: Да, они были любовниками
Criticism statements Rowling
Some Twitter users have directly accused the writer of attracting attention. Others noted that Rowling is trying to make his franchise more progressive, talking about new details of the heroes’ sex life. However, in their opinion, this will not help the LGBT community, since the films and books do not talk about the romantic relationship between Dumbledore and Green de Wald.
People are rightly taking the piss out of JK Rowling for her ridiculous post publishing announcements about Dumbledore's sexuality & imaginary sex life. Unless there's an editor's note or some gay sex scene she was forced to cut out then she's simply vying for attention.— David Hooks (@PoliticsScot) March 17, 2019
“People rightly mock JK Rowling for her ridiculous statement about Dumbledore’s sexuality and his fictional sex life. As long as there are no editor notes or any sex scenes in the books that she was forced to cut out, Rowling simply attracts attention. ”
jk rowling can log on here and tweet “dumbledore was a dom top” all she likes but the fact remains she actively leaves out any LGBT rep in her books and films so her profit isn’t affected— laura (@lauraw97_) March 17, 2019
“J. K. Rowling can log in and write “Dumbledore was the top” as he wants, but the fact remains. It does not include LGBT representation in its books and films so that its income does not fall. ”
Would love to see an obvious nod to this relationship though. (Obvs not a sex scene or anything because it’s a family franchise first and foremost). She can’t just keep saying “dumbledores gay” “they had a relationship” that’s not a pass to make HP inclusive if it’s not shown https://t.co/lVUnhdHqc9— Kelsey Ellison ⚡️ (@KelseyEllison) March 17, 2019
“I would like to see an obvious hint of this relationship (obviously not the sex scene, because, first of all, it is a franchise for the whole family). But she can’t just say “Dumbledore is gay,” “They had a relationship.” If this is not shown, the Harry Potter franchise will not become more inclusive. ”
J.K. Rowling Confirms Some Characters in Her Books and Movies Are Gay Everywhere Except in the Books or the Movies https://t.co/Y5gcbMWNB9— Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) March 16, 2019
“J. K. Rowling confirmed that some characters in her books and films are gay everywhere except books or films. ”
if grindlewald and dumbledore fucked alone in a forest with no one else to see it, is it really queer representation https://t.co/cxwvvhl903— im gay and i dont like harry potter (@cakeoryx) March 17, 2019
“If Green de Wald and Dumbledore had sex alone in the forest, and no one saw them, then this is indeed a true representation of LGBT people”
There were also users on Twitter who sided with the author of the Harry Potter books.
I don't know anything about Harry Potter, nor do I care. But here is a reminder for anyone who is upset with @jk_rowling commenting on the sexuality of characters she invented… THEY ARE HER CHARACTERS IN HER STORY THAT SHE IMAGINED OUT OF NOTHING. They will be what she wants.— Teej (@TJCarpenterShow) March 17, 2019
“I don’t know anything about Harry Potter, and I don’t care. But here’s a reminder to you that everyone does not like it, that J. K. Rowling comments on the sex life of the characters she invented … They are her characters in her story that she invented herself. They will be what she wants. ”