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The Internet Has Made The Babadook Our New Queer Icon And Just, Yes

Get ready to be BabaSHOOK.

Greetings. As you know, June is Pride Month — a time to reflect on LGBT history, celebrate the community, and honor queer icons like THE BABADOOK.

That's right. The mother-effing Babadook, y'all. The monster from the hit 2014 indie horror flick has emerged as the new queer icon on Twitter.

Yes, for real.


Why, you (most definitely) ask? Well, apparently, it all began in the summer of 2016, when some Twitter and Tumblr users pointed out that The Babadook was categorized as an LGBT movie on Netflix.

And people were INSTANTLY passionate about it.

Like, very passionate.

Sure, categorizing the movie as LGBT might've been an accident, but because the internet is truly unstoppable, the Babadook has been solidified as our new queer leader and I am HERE 👏 FOR 👏 IT 👏.

He's out and proud.

He won't be kept in the closet.

He's relatable AF.

He works at Michaels!!!

He clubs.

He's stirring up debate.

He's in a relationship with the "Bye Bye Man" — aka the Bi Bi Man.

Seriously, he's perfect.

He'll probably win an award from the Human Rights Campaign, TBH.

Admit it: You want to grab drinks with him.

Honestly, he's a beacon of hope for the LGBT community.

You GO, Babadook.

Oh, and just so we're clear: