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J.K. Rowling Responds to Internet Uproar over Dumbledore's Sexuality in Fantastic Beasts Sequel

From TIME - January 31, 2018

In the wake of Fantastic Beasts director David Yates drawing sweeping backlash online with his comment about Professor Albus Dumbledores sexuality, J.K. Rowling has shared her take on the matter.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly that was published on Wednesday, Yates stated that Dumbledore wont be explicitly gay in the upcoming second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald.

I think all the fans are aware of [Dumbledores sexuality], Yates said. He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each others ideas, and ideology and each other.

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