Harry Potter author JK Rowling has given an amazing response to a fan who questioned why she made the character Dumbledore gay.

The author revealed that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay after the publication of the final Harry Potter book in 2007.

At the time, she said: “It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men

“He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”

Yesterday she took to Twitter to respond to one fan of the Harry Potter series who was seemingly having trouble “seeing him in that way”.

Rowling simply responded: “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?”

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The original commenter, then responded to say: “Amazing answer… Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!!!”

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JK Rowling last year hit back at a Harry Potter fan who was still upset that Albus Dumbledore is gay.

The author previously assured fans that wizarding school Hogwarts is a “safe place” for LGBT students.

Rowling has previously described the Harry Potter series as “a prolonged argument for tolerance”.

A study last year showed that children who read the Harry Potter books are more gay-friendly.