Warning, this confession is pretty long
How come Dumbledore isn’t allowed to be nice to people without fandom assuming he has an ulterior motive for everything? Every time somebody says he only helped Remus because of such and such situation, everyone is so quick to believe it?! Hating Dumbledore because of some bad things he did in canon is one thing, hating on him because of non-facts that you assume happened is another thing entirely. Just because these adults he helped felt gratitude and wished to repay him doesn’t mean Dumbledore was expecting it all along. Dumbledore hate is mostly assumptions and that is why it irritates me. People assume he only helped Remus/Hagrid/others for his own benefit, they assume he had selfish motives, they assume he wanted Harry abused, they do nothing but assume about this man and they hate him because of their assumptions, not fact. They don’t even hate him because of the legit bad things he did, but because of what they think he did, and that is so frustrating. “He only helped Remus because….!” Prove it. “Well, he didn’t try to prove Hagrid’s innocence!” Okay, prove it. “Dumbledore totally KNEW Sirius was innocent!” Once again, I say...prove it. You can’t. You can’t prove any of this. They’re all just assumptions made by Dumbledore haters who think that their fave can’t do anything for a cause (that affects everybody btw) on their own because Dumbledore is the head of it and he happened to help them out in the past. How dare he ask an adult who is a member of his army to go on a mission because he’s literally the safest bet, he sucks! How dare he ask for or receive favors/assistance from anyone?! Because it’s totally abusive! I mean Dumbledore isn’t allowed to ask anybody to do anything without being accused of abuse and manipulation if they actually do it. You’re just assuming his motives, and other people believe you. With no proof. They have actual canon reasons to dislike Dumbledore without making crap up. Headcanon is not canon, and if you are hating on Dumbledore for what you THINK he did instead of what he actually did, you are not hating on him. You’re hating on an OC.