U Got The Babalook

So many people attended Pride dressed as The Babadook. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

We probably should have seen this coming.

Since February 2017 — when Netflix unwittingly added the 2014 horror film The Babadook to their LGBTQ section — the monster has been enjoying a burgeoning second career as an Internet meme. People desperately want to turn him into a gay icon — whatever it takes.

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Well, judging by some of the looks we witnessed at this year’s Pride festivities, he’s certainly well on his way. On the heels of a slew of new Babadook jokes that have made their way onto the Web this month, several Pride revelers decided to don their very best Babalewks.

Have a look at some of the saucier Babadook incarnations below. 

It's real #pittsburgh #pride #babadook

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The B stands for Babadook. #LGBT #Babadook #Pride

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Me and the gay icon we all need #babashook #lapride #resist #resistmarch #babadook #pridemonth

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