LGBT Pride Month

The Babadook as an LGBT icon makes sense. No, really

The Babadook as an LGBT icon makes sense. No, really

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.

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