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A Gay Spell: Harry Potter’s Mentor Dumbledore Exposed

by | 24th, October 2007

NEWS that Harry Potter’s mentor Dumbledore is gay has sent shockwaves through adult literacy classes across the land. That the fictional headmaster of fictional school of fictional nerds is homosexual made our blood run cold and then boil.

We wondered how long it would be before a real headmaster at a real school was outted by a writer in a copycat incident. Would headmasters now turn gay to be trendy?

And now we learn of Paul Croft. Mr Croft is pictured in the Sun exposing his flesh to readers. Mr Paul is not a headmaster. He exposes only his back.

Mr Croft is not gay, although you may think he is. And on his back is a 2ft tattoo of the pink wand, Dumbledore. And – shock of shocks – the image is supported by the names of Mr Croft’s five children.

The Sun says Mr Croft is now the “butt” of jokes about his sexuality. “It’s been terrible,” says he. “I’ve always liked Dumbledore – just not in that way.” At work, things are hard. “The were wisecracks [no pun intended] about ‘Watch your backs, lads. Someone asked me if I was planning to get a tattoo of Graham Norton. I thought, ‘Why me?’” Well, maybe it was because you got a tattoo of a children’s character on your back, Mr Croft.

Next time, we advise children’s book enthusiasts to stick to a more savoury image, like Captain Pugwash, Willy Wonka or The Very Hungry Caterpiller…

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