This Harry Potter Theory Is Trying To Sully Ginny Weasley's Good Name

Some people on the internet — beholden to neither logic nor Harry Potter's happiness — have a new theory about Potter's relationship with Ginny Weasley. Bustle did a deep dive into a resurfacing fan theory that says Ginny Weasley is a scammer. Honestly. Truly.

The theory suggests that Ginny slipped Harry a love potion in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. In the book, which prioritized knowledge of potions, Harry just happened to act on his longstanding crush on Ginny Weasley. This speculation, which originated on Reddit, posits that these things are not a coincidence.

The Potterheads at Bustle were quick to shut this speculation down, but we've got our own ideas to as to how this crazy thinking is an impossibility.

Click through to see how every point of this fan theory couldn't possibly be true.
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First, the most obvious: Harry and Ginny's relationship didn't materialize overnight — the Boy Who Lived had a crush on Ginny for most of the series. A big part of this false fan theory suggests that Harry's love for Ginny in book six came out of nowhere.
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Ginny isn't the type to trick anyone into loving her. The Weasley sister dated two boys before Harry (Michael Corner and Dean Thomas).

What's more, Ginny was always independent and determined, never desperate for anyone's attention. As Bustle summarizes, Ginny "knows her worth."
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Harry and Ginny's relationship is still going strong in the eighth Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Most love potions in the Potter universe only last 24 hours, according to Harry Potter Wiki. It's unlikely that Ginny has been brewing these love potions and serving them to Harry in secret over all these years.
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J.K. Rowling isn't into love potions and probably wouldn't let her main character fall victim to one.

In fact, Voldemort was conceived from a love potion. In a 2007 interview with fans, Rowling shared her distaste for them: "The enchantment under which Tom Riddle fathered Voldemort is important, because it shows coercion and there can’t be many more prejudicial ways to enter the world than as the result of such a union," the author said.
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