God bless them internets. When we need something gleefully absurd, they do always provide.
Last summer, the titular monster from Jennifer Kent’s critically lauded horror hit The Babadook became a gay icon thanks to one Netflix tagging error gone viral and fabulous. Now with Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT breaking box office records and being overwhelming embraced by horror fans, it was perhaps inevitable that Pennywise and the Babadook would become Hollywood’s newest power couple. At least according to Twitter.
Pennywise and his boyfriend, The Babadook are off on a date to get crepes and terrorize some kids. pic.twitter.com/eakshrfkN7— Kumi 🐨 (@kumivenarts) September 12, 2017
The Babadook and Pennywise are the LGBTQ couple we need, but don't deserve— sea scum (@retrogeckos) September 12, 2017
pennywise and babadook official powercouple name:— tom (@tom_harlock) September 12, 2017
GOODNIGHT TO THE LGBT ICONS PENNYWISE THE CLOWN AND HIS LONG TERM BOYFRIEND THE BABADOOK, PROSPER QUEENS— yuri (@serphantal) September 13, 2017
Pennywise: Babadook and I trying to have a threesome— DADDY'S BOY (@daddysboy_) September 13, 2017
Me: *looks at straight couple*— ㅤ (@grahamslexa) September 13, 2017
Me: okay, but who is the babadook and who is the pennywise of the relationship
BREAKING: The Babadook just left Pennywise for the new Hellboy— Alex Zalben (@azalben) September 13, 2017
my kink is seeing people who were all in on the Babadook Is Gay meme saying the Pennywise Is Gay meme is Too Far— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) September 13, 2017
Full Disclosure: There are some bigoted fuckwads who are taking this fun meme and making it homophobic. They are in the minority. But there is one bigot who actually got really riled about the idea that Pennywise was gay. And the results are hilarious.
A REPUBLICAN REALLY CAME INTO MY DMS BECAUSE I SHITPOSTED A PENNYWISE IS AN LGBT ALLY EDIT DNSNSND pic.twitter.com/hq4IyqNkZv— @ klngsmen (@starkrhodey) September 11, 2017
IM A RELENTLESS ANTI LGBT ACTIVIST pic.twitter.com/8lrwvxjGJP— @ klngsmen (@starkrhodey) September 11, 2017
What did the wicked gays do to self-proclaimed Moderate Republican @JewsAreGreat? They danced at him.
IVE FUCKING SEEN IT ALL IM THROUGH WITH THIS WORLD pic.twitter.com/BQJoAAsCnK— @ klngsmen (@starkrhodey) September 11, 2017
When I was 17, I accidentally got caught up in a bloody gay pride parade and it took almost 15 minutes for me to get out of there. There were men in leather bondage gear leaping around me. I had a full blown anxiety attack!
First off, HOW does on accidentally get caught up in a Pride parade? I realize they’re probably not all as big as New York City’s where you can hear them from blocks away with the music and cheering. But how do you not notice YOU ARE WALKING INTO A PARADE!?
Anyhow. I recommend reading @Starkrhodey’s full thread on this exchange. And don’t take Twitter memes so damn seriously.