Today in internet transcendence, the creepy top-hatted creature of 2014’s sublime horror-thriller The Babadook has arrived as a gay icon. Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think the story of a widowed single mom dealing with her grief and problem child was the text of this movie? That’s very heteronormative of you.
From there, the idea of Gay Babadook took root, and just in time for LGBTQA Pride month, he’s coming out as the queer icon he truly is. Just ask the gays.
During pride month let's not forget to celebrate this gay icon, we luv u babadook ❤️💛💚💙💜 pic.twitter.com/mHsw5cnPwY— moo (@MollyyRusso) June 3, 2017
Someone mentioned the babadook in class and it took all of my minimal self-control to not immediately scream "a gay icon"— kit 👻 (@killcIaudio) May 28, 2017
I haven't bought my Babadook hat for pride yet and, like a haunted suburban Australian family, I am freaking out https://t.co/0s6PerNlT1— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) June 7, 2017
unicorns, the babadook, the moon AND the lochness monster are all big symbols of gay culture— Julian🍌 (@ultim8grandma) May 26, 2017
babadook is th dramatic gay bc— mimelord (@benjitxt) May 22, 2017
-makes a popup book
-runs downstairs SCREAMING if u knock his hat off
(as a dramatic gay: same)
┏┓— Sam Herbst (@mrsamherbst) June 7, 2017
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Gay Icon The Babadook
8. the babadook is my favorite lgbt movie pic.twitter.com/dxCtyf9Kib— ana (@bakehadley) May 31, 2017
Weird that most of Comey's testimony is about how the Babadook became a gay icon— Adam Goldman (@theadamgoldman) June 7, 2017
BABADOOK: I'm a terrifying monster that destroys families that try to suppress me.— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 7, 2017
GAY PEOPLE: Oh my god, SAME. Drinks later?
Babadook slander will NOT be tolerated in this house. Cinematic masterpiece AND gay icon. Not the ally we wanted but the ally we deserved. pic.twitter.com/iRHyzDT067— ケビンちゃん (@kehhbean) June 7, 2017
*prays that the gay Babadook doesn't say something racist*— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) June 8, 2017
My favorite scene from The Babadook tbh pic.twitter.com/2OnNpGSe2l— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) June 8, 2017