Over the past few weeks the controversy over the film series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been ramped up with the reveal that Professor Dumbledore’s sexuality will not be touched on during the upcoming films.
The series already had issues with fans for keeping Johnny Depp on but the apparent dismissal of Dumbledore’s homosexuality seems to have hit a nerve with a majority of fans. This goes double for the LGBTQ community.
Diversity is a big topic this year in not only pop culture but the literary world. With the majority of fantasy/scifi/paranormal fiction books featuring mostly Caucasian characters on their covers and a desire for there to be more representation of females as lead characters, this was probably not the best decision of the studio.
There are others who see this as an opportunity to jump on a bandwagon to fling dirt on someone as well.
We’ll look at this topic and how it relates to some issues I’ve even been having as an indie author in writing series for the marketplace. Does diversity matter? Is it long overdue?