Tuesday, October 23, 2007
In a superfluous PR move, say some, billion-selling Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed that the wizard character Dumbledore - who dies somewhere along her multiple book franchise - was gay.
I supppose this should be considered a nice move, you know, all those kiddies get to read about a gay character; or know they have read about one, before their parents think them too controversial (like far rightwingers who've banned them from their homes and libraries for being too witchy).
Partly, I say, "Whoop-de-doo."
Rowling, who ripped off the original idea for a kid's wizard school from a small press author years ago, who is suing an amusement park in India for making an imitation Hogwart's Castle, reveals that a character was gay; without writing much that shows that in the previous books.
There's nothing like backtracking to make your books more interesting. And there's nothing like using the gay angle to stir up PR, sweetie.
Try being gay, and having gay protagonists in all your books. Shocking PR move, I know!