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Half-Assed Wokeness

I’ve written like, half a post about the Christchurch shootings but I just don’t want to deal with that right now, so here’s a brief post about something else entirely.

So, Joanne Rowling’s shameless cash grab – aka those Fantastic Beasts movies – is about to come out on BluRay and DVD, and some details from the special features was leaked. The detail is this – apparently, two of the characters had a torrid gay relationship, and Rowling dished about this relationship in the special features of the DVD/BluRay release, and fans are upset because this relationship isn’t actually depicted in the movies, or books, or whatever. I don’t read or watch anything this woman has created, so I don’t know for sure.

Now…surprise, but I’m going to agree with the fans here. First, you can read about it at Mashable:

In a feature for the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released on March 12, author J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore had an “incredibly intense” “love” relationship with Grindelwald, adding that she believes that “there is a sexual dimension to this relationship.”

Of course, there were no scenes in the film that even  nodded to this dynamic.

Mashable

The Fantastic Beasts films are kind of like a prequel to the Harry Potter saga, from what I understand. So these characters have this intense sexual relationship but it isn’t even part of the actual story. Now, granted, I guess these films are aimed at children, and we can’t go all Brokeback Mountain or Blue is the Warmest Color on them with graphic gay sex scenes and stuff, but really, if you want gay romance in your story, put it in there.

It seems that Ms. Rowling wants to have it both ways – she drops these little tidbits in interviews and stuff for the woke points, and yet is too cowardly to actually put it in the story. This is just tedious virtue signaling, and a super-woke libtard like her ought to know better.

After all, President Trump openly supports the gay community. He’s better than her in that regard, because he’s honest about how he feels. She, on the other hand, is half-assed about it and is only concerned about gaining publicity for her shameless cash grab and, ultimately, lining her pockets.

Some conservatives might be upset at my taking the fans’ side. That’s okay. I’m just holding her to her own standard. I’m calling her out on her hypocrisy. Then again, to be fair, Joanne Rowling (I find her use of initials to be incredibly pretentious, especially because she uses them due to the supposed sexism in the publishing industry…funny, women authors like Judy Blume and Danielle Steel, just to name two, have been enormously successful while using their decidedly feminine names) isn’t part of the YA Twitter mobs, as far as I know…she’s too busy trashing her Trump-supporting fans to bother bullying debut authors on Twitter and Goodreads.

She could have showed some sort of romantic relationship in the actual script, while not making it overly sexual. Of course, that might get protests from the right and so on…which might have been good for the fledgling franchise. Instead. she wants to play it safe and virtue signal, and I really don’t know why.

There’s some interesting mockery at the link below. Watching the left eat their own is always fun.

People are mocking J.K. Rowling for saying Dumbledore had an ‘incredibly intense,’ sexual relationship with Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling is being mocked for saying that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an “incredibly intense” sexual relationship. She revealed the sexual dimension to their relationship in a DVD feature for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” People are mocking Rowling’s habit of dropping new details about the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” universe outside of the book and movie series.

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