Writer makes something up; people take it as breaking news

I’m scrolling through the Twitter machine mid-day and I see this tweet come up from Time:

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First off, didn’t the movies/books end in 2007? Why is a decade-old supporting character from Harry Potter relevant? But more importantly, how is this news? J.K. Rowling created these characters, worlds, and stories for the entertainment of others. The details of this FICTIONAL story will always remain FICTIONAL and imaginary. Rowling went on her Twitter page to share this incredible news to her fans. She’s “revealed” in the past that Dumbledore was gay and Hagrid couldn’t produce a Patronus…whatever that means. Continue reading