Gays love their icons like Bette, Liza, Judy, Gaga, Cher and… the Babadook?
Yes, the terrifying creature from the 2014 Australian horror flick The Babadook is now an LGBT icon—if you listen to what people on Tumblr and Twitter have to say.
According to Mashable, rumors of the Babadook’s sexuality began last summer when some Netflix users reported seeing the film categorized as an LGBT movie on Netflix.
8. the babadook is my favorite lgbt movie pic.twitter.com/dxCtyf9Kib
— tgc was robbed (@bakehadley) May 31, 2017
Now there’s no evidence in the movie to support that the Babadook is gay and that the categorization was just a glitch but he did create his own pop-up book. Dramatic, much?
And to be honest we’ve seen far scarier things than the Babadook on Grindr.
Scroll through below to see the best tweets and Tumblr posts supporting the theory that the charcoal creature is the LGBT mascot we need to pop out of the closet this Pride.
Genuinely dead at The Babadook being adopted as an LGBT icon. pic.twitter.com/DpiPJHFXyT
— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) June 5, 2017
Found my Pride 2017 lewk!!! pic.twitter.com/cSBDg2gdtI
— Alex Bedder (@itgetsbedder) June 4, 2017
We should elect the Babadook as the mascot of this and every subsequent Pride Month
— Cameron Colwell (@Cameron___c) June 6, 2017
the babadook got gay marriage legalized
— deprussy (@koyosanos) June 2, 2017
The Babadook is Gay Culture
— ☀️ (@dustails) May 6, 2017
openly gay and with an affinity for hats and drama, the Babadook was the first time I saw myself represented in a film
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) April 19, 2017
E-veryone knows the babadook is gay
D-ont even mention queer icons without talking abt the babadook
M-an do I love the babadook
— ⚰ (@coffinemoji) April 18, 2017
THE BABADOOK IS A GAY ICON. THIS IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE. DON'T FUCKING @ ME.
— Accountant Kakashi (@lucawesome) April 26, 2017
My current favorite meme is the "The Babadook is a proud gay man" meme. Look @ this and tell me it's not great. pic.twitter.com/mr44FjW8fd
— Teresa Graziano (@TeresaGraz) May 18, 2017
babadook is th dramatic gay bc
-makes a popup book
-runs downstairs SCREAMING if u knock his hat off
(as a dramatic gay: same)
— ️⚣ (@benjitxt) May 22, 2017
LGBT: Lesbian/Gay/Babadook/Trans* pic.twitter.com/rZlHXUMFeG
— thursday girl (@tehqueenisdead) April 13, 2017
THE BABADOOK IS A BABABOTTOM
— gay bean (@memedoggo) June 5, 2017
BABADOOK: I'm a terrifying monster that destroys families that try to suppress me.
GAY PEOPLE: Oh my god, SAME. Drinks later?
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 7, 2017
— !ULTRA MOON! (@lumberry) June 5, 2017
The Babadook is a relatable character
– embodiment of depression
– lives for free in a basement
– well dressed in a top hat
— Boy Mayor @ AC (@PinkiePoshArt) June 2, 2017
The Babadook is a stunt queen. Go off bitch.
— cotton eyed hoe (@ineedahitta) June 5, 2017
yuor not allowed to be gay unless you have seen the babadook
— dinah (@dinahditch) June 6, 2017
icon of the 80s:
icon of the 10s:
— Ddoodler (@DDoodlerStuff) June 4, 2017
my new favorite Tumblr meme is insisting that The Babadook is gay pic.twitter.com/Id1PJpkkgX
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) February 15, 2017
Some of the only things that bring me joy:
Knowing the Babadook is gay
— Future Ghost (@PaulNovak3) June 7, 2017
no actually the b in lgbt stands for babadook https://t.co/x7sVyhcYJK
— (@fortfroIic) May 28, 2017
The Babadook is gay representation
Everyone knows this
— Martin Roy (@GlassesBlu) May 28, 2017
— Kyle Thomas (@khemingway) June 7, 2017
the babadook: GAY
the bye bye man: BI
the blair witch: LESBIAN
— antonio (@spaceIatino) June 4, 2017
imagine being unable to watch the babadook and take it seriously bc every time he appears u just think about how he's a queer icon
— ️endy (@revolocities) June 5, 2017
happy pride month from queer icon the babadook pic.twitter.com/f2JxwQbRDd
— jacob (@jacobbullards) June 3, 2017
There are even Babadook drag queens! What more evidence do you need?
Grab your top hat and we’ll see you at Pride, girl!