Sir Ian McKellen says Dumbledore should have been shown explicitly gay


Ian McKellen has remarked on the “pity” that Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is not shown as gay, but he is not surprised about it at all. Director David Yates said that there was no need to show love between Dumbledore and Grindewald because fans already knew about it. Sir Ian previously said that Hollywood has only recently discovered that there were black people, women are still mistreated and gay people are ignored in films, though many films are made by gay people and star gay people. In spite of the film’s disappointing decision – after all, J.K. Rowling announced the professor’s sexuality back in 2007 – McKellen said the industry is looking up for young openly LGBT+ actors. “Young actors in London now have all been out for years. That’s the future,” he told the publication. When I go to schools to talk about gay rights, the kids can’t believe it. It’s not an issue for them,” he said.


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