JK Rowling said she would have made Seamus/Dean canon but she felt it would be distracting from the main trio
Literally how much space do you need to have a line about Dean asking Seamus to the Yule ball
Look, I’ll try
"Parvati had tried to ask Dean to the ball, but he told her he was going with Seamus instead."
Other context: “Gay Dumbledore”.
Let’s take THAT old news and this NEW news and do a little 1 + 1 = math and what do we get?
1 + 1 = “Haha guys, JK, JK, I never actually thought twice about putting CANON gay characters in my canon! That wouldn’t have sold books - just like how I was ‘going to’ have the protagonist be a woman, but I made him male instead cause then it would sell better.”
She’s a smart lady.
She crafted the entire series to be like crack to an entire generation.
Gay people will read her shit if she ignores them. Just like women will read her shit if she has a male protagonist.
But if it was a FEMALE main character with GAY characters in the book? She’s not an idiot. That would drive most young, straight men away.
So let’s not kid ourselves. This is all just her making shit up now that it is over to stay relevant and sell more e-books. Every half a year ~ year she does something like this, makes a big splash, and people start talking about a book series that ended almost a decade ago.