This year’s LGBTQ Pride Month has found an unlikely mascot: The Babadook.
Yes. The top-hat-wearing, pop-up-book-writing demonic figure from the eponymous 2014 Australian indie thriller.
It started as an apparent error on Netflix. A Tumblr user who has since deleted their blog posted a screenshot of the streaming company’s “LGBT Movies” page. Prominently featured: “The Babadook.”
From there, it became a running gag to insist the Babadook was gay.
June is LGBTQ Pride Month. As people geared up to celebrate, they started making and sharing fan art.