THE internet has decided that the titular monster from the 2014 film The Babadook is our new queer icon, just in time for Pride Month.
While the categorisation may have been in error, viewers have gone with it, declaring that the monster is gay and our new LGBTI icon.
People have taken to social media to joke about the Babadook’s place in LGBTI culture.
“Breaking News: HRC to honor The Babadook with the Visibility Award,” tweeted one person.
“I take back everything I’ve said about Tumblr,” wrote comedian Thomas Violence.
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
— ¡ʎpu∀ (@AndyRockCandy) June 7, 2017
FOR THE LAST TIME, LGBTQ STANDS FOR:
Toby from Paranormal Activity
Queen of the Damned
— Adam Ellis 🍳 (@moby_dickhead) June 7, 2017
i'm writing a story on the babadook being gay and honestly gay tumblr teens are the best. i take back everything ive said about tumblr
— thomas violence (@thomas_violence) June 7, 2017