2017 has been the year of bizarre gay icons, ranging from the Babadook... baby tracy @jacobbullards happy pride month from queer icon the babadook 11:18 PM - 03 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite ...to the sassy Brazilian alligator-slash-witch Cuca. T. Kyle @tkylemac gay twitter: babadook is the new gay icon!!! three days later: 03:41 PM - 16 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But gird your loins, because we've got a new queer icon on our hands — Pennywise the clown from It. He's so terrifying, so gay, he literally will scare you straight (JK, that's not possible). Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Twitter user @starkrhodey posited the claim that Pennywise is an LGBT ally... poc sisters @starkrhodey Pennywise is an LGBT ally: Confirmed 02:17 PM - 10 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite ...which SEEMINGLY led a Republican Twitter user to freak out at the claim. You know how the saying goes — where there's smoke, there's fire. And by fire, I mean a gay-friendly murderous clown. poc sisters @starkrhodey A REPUBLICAN REALLY CAME INTO MY DMS BECAUSE I SHITPOSTED A PENNYWISE IS AN LGBT ALLY EDIT DNSNSND 03:18 PM - 11 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite They were shook. Twitter: @starkrhodey PENNYWISE. DID. THAT. Twitter: @starkrhodey But upon further investigation, it would seem Pennywise's reign as a queer icon has actually been a long time in the making. whineapple @NECROMANClNG fellas, is it gay? 10:48 PM - 27 Aug 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite He might not be the gay icon we need... hannah @anakinsebs me: hi- stan twitter: im gonna fuck the IT clown 05:02 AM - 10 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite ...but he's the one we deserve. gay pasta @sheerIovers his name is pennywise you uncultured swine at least i know the name of the clown's dick im boutta succ https://t.co/cA6yFEKHrt 04:44 PM - 11 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite (Although, to be fair, there are dissenters. And this is a valid argument!) kae @nebulasian pennywise is a homophobe because he ate me, a gay, and it was highly inconvenient 05:28 PM - 11 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite It was only a matter of time before Pennywise started interacting with OTHER LGBT icons. b @rosetiico how long before y'all ship the babadook and pennywise as gay icons 02:01 AM - 11 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Yeah, that was fast. MKB @MatthewKBegbie Pennywise the Dancing Clown and the Babadook are gay and in a committed relationship. #LoveWins 07:43 PM - 11 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Maybe a little too fast! But who am I to judge. lucia @doubtpoint not to pit gay men against each other but pennywise has done more foe the lgbt community than the babadook 04:08 AM - 09 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Anyway, Pennywise...congrats on being an LGBT icon. E!