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J.K. Rowling has lost her magic touch by pandering to progressives
J.K. Rowling has lost her magic touch by pandering to progressives
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J.K. Rowling has lost her magic touch by pandering to progressives 

In 2007,  Harry Potter series creator J. K. Rowling made waves when she revealed that Albus Dumbledore, the much-beloved headmaster of Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and mentor to Harry Potter, was gay. Normally an author builds his or her characters on the page, leaving out nothing of special importance the reader must know to appreciate that character’s worth and motivations. So Rowling’s years-later revelation, one of startling magnitude, came as a stunning and puzzling novelty to the literary scene.

Nothing in the seven books themselves had pointed to Dumbledore having any particular sexual orientation, and to my knowledge, not a single child who ever gobbled up the series with rapt attention had ever posed the question of his sexuality to their parents or teachers. So Rowling’s after-the-fact announcement made no literary sense.

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