Monday, October 22, 2007

Potter Publicity

I have to be honest - I do not like this one bit. To me, it says one thing if you write something like that into the story and create the character that way. It says something different if you decide to hold a press conference and make a statement that you know is going to stir up folks.

You know that if she had written that into the story people, there are plenty of people would have thought twice about buying the book - but coming out with it afterward is only going to drum up publicity. It's just low, in my opinion.


Anonymous said...

I agree--this would be a low thing to do, if that's what she did. But actually, she was asked a question about whether Dumbledore would meet a woman and fall in love (or something like that) and she answered it honestly (that he was gay). She noted that she had approached the director of one of the HP movies who had put a line in the script about a "girl" Dumbledore once loved, and she corrected him then (over a year ago). So, I guess it was something built into the story, just not explicitly noted in the text. Just thought I'd let you know. :-)

Anonymous said...

i agree. it seems that this was decided after the book was published. it feels to dishonest

Mama said...

anonymous #1 - I do see your point. Thanks for the added information. Still seems a little calculated to me, but I guess he's her character.